A Song of Silence

Figure descriptions
Caption explains that the illustration is set in Venice, Italy. Two women sit on stone steps and look at one another. The woman at the forefront dips cloth into the water. There is a basket behind her. The second women holds a fan in one hand and a piece of fruit in the other. There is a jug next to her. The women appear to be having a conversation. Shops line the street behind the women. In front of one shop, two men play cards. A family, consisting of a mother carrying a baby and two girls, walks along the street. To their left, a man places pumpkins and squashes outside of a shop. Full-page illustration contained within a double-ruled border.
Light flowers with their steps and leaves extend from the top left corner of the illustration across the top and down the left side of the page. They are set against a dark background at the top, but the darkness fades away behind the flowers down the left side. 1/2-page illustration contained within a double-ruled border that also contains the title, byline, and poem letterpress. The flowers are positioned above and to the left of the poem text.