Illustrating poems can be quite a challenge and great adventure at the same time. For this task, I selected two ballads written by Adam Mickiewicz and published in the book of poetry “Ballads and Romances”: “The Lady of Lake Świteź” (Świtezianka) and “Mrs. Twardowska” (Pani Twardowska). The first one, dreamy and tragic, the second – almost crude and comical, both are somehow saying about love.