"The Wood of Suicides has changed since my last visit"
The Wood of the Self-Murderers
Public DomainThe Wood of the Self-Murderers - Credit: William Blake

The Wood of SuicidesĀ originates inĀ Dante's Divine Comedy, where, since they destroyed their human bodies, the suicides are denied human form in hell.

Notice Dream brushing past a tree and snapping a twig before it begins to speak; Dante's suicides are only able to speak when they are bleeding or being destroyed.

Read The Divine Comedy at Project Gutenberg.