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THE ENCHANTMENTS OF THE SIRENS

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Sirenes (Sirens) by Charles Edward Boutibonne

THE SIRENS ARE ENCHANTERS

Circe warns Odysseus about the Sirens:

“You will come first of all to the Sirens, who are enchanters Keep Reading

ERATO, MUSE OF POETRY

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Erato, Muse Of Poetry
Sir Edward John Poynter (1870)

D.H. LAWRENCE ~ ROSES

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Roses

Nature responds so beautifully.
Roses are only once-wild roses, that were given an extra chance,
So they bloomed out and filled themselves with coloured fulness
Out of sheer desire to be splendid, and more splendid.

D.H. Lawrence

“My Sweet Rose” (1903)

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)

ANNE BRONTE ~ THE SILENT HOUR OF NIGHT

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“I love the silent hour of night, for blissful dreams may then arise, revealing to my charmed sight what may not bless my waking eyes.”

― Anne Brontë –

Moonlit Landscape, by Edward Steichen, 1907

EVENING WHISPERS

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“The pale stars were sliding into their places. The whispering of the leaves was almost hushed. All about them it was still and shadowy and sweet. It was that wonderful moment when, for lack of a visible horizon, the not yet darkened world seems infinitely greater—a moment when anything can happen, anything be believed in.”
― Olivia Howard Dunbar, The Shell of Sense

Bathers in the Evening
Hippolyte Petitjean – 1902

PAINTINGS SPEAKING POETRY

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“Thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees, / In some melodious plot / of beechen green, and shadows numberless, / Singest of summer in full-throated ease.”
John Keats

Nest of the dryad
Thomas Benjamin Kennington – Date unknown

THE SONG OF THE SIREN

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“Stay away from the underground lake I implore,
The Siren will see you are heard of no more.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri, Phantom Phantasia: Poetry for the Phantom of the Opera Phan

The Siren
Edward Armitage – 1888

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