The knowledge that Orfeo finally has been away for seven years searching for the dead girl, when he himself believes his span in the Underworld to have been only a day, links this haunted story with Keats' La Belle Dame Sans Merci
, where a bewitchedknig ht ages in a deserted landscape.
She already had her own coffin - in a gothic style and features her favourite poem, La Belle Dame Sans Merci
by Keats, down the centre.
had stolen, well, perhaps not her heart but her ambition, commentators have portrayed Peter McKay as victim of la belle dame sans merci