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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

TOGETHER IN OUR ENDLESS SOLITUDE ~ PAUL ELUARD

in Poetry of Art by
Nuchs and Paul Eluard by Man Ray

 A poem by Paul Eluard

“I cannot be known
Better than you know me

Your eyes in which we sleep
We together
Have made for my man’s gleam
A better fate than for the common nights

Your eyes in which I travel
Have given to signs along the roads
A meaning alien to the earth

In your eyes who reveal to us
Our endless solitude

Are no longer what they thought themselves to be

You cannot be known
Better than I know you.”

― Paul Éluard

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LEONARD COHEN ~ A MEMOIR OF MELANCHOLY

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Leonard Cohen, a great Poet and Songwriter. What is he thinking about?

Leonard Cohen (1934 – 2016)

“Like a bird on the wire,  Like a drunk in a midnight choir,  I have tried in my way to be free.”

We mourn the passing of a Leonard Norman Cohen: Canadian Singer, Songwriter, Poet and Novelist. Cohen died today on the 11th of November 2016, at the age of 82. For many years, Leonard Cohen has been revealing his soul to the world through his poetry and songwriting. 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)

ANNA AKHMATOVA ~ SILENT WORDS

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”The triumphs of a mysterious non-meeting are desolate ones; unspoken phrases, silent words.”

Anna Akhmatova ((23 June 1889 – 5 March 1966 / Odessa)

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TEARS OF HUMANITY…

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Tears of humanity, tears of humanity,

flowing eternally early and late…

Flowing invisibly, flowing in secrecy,

ever abundantly, ever unceasingly –

flowing as rain flows with autumn finality

all through the night like a river in spate

(1849) Fyodor Tyutchev

translation Peter Tempest

Monument to the Dead (1895) by French sculptor Albert Bartholomé

CHRISTINA ROSSETTI ~ OCTOBER

in Poetry of Art by
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OCTOBER

Crack your first nut and light your first fire;
Roast your first chestnut crisp on the bar;
Make the logs sparkle, stir the blaze higher,
Logs are cheery as sun or as star,
Logs we can find wherever we are.
Spring one soft day will open the leaves,
Spring one bright day will lure back the flowers;
Never fancy my whistling wind grieves,
Never fancy I’ve tears in my showers;
Dance, nights and days! And dance on, my hours!
Christina Rossetti,
from The Months: A Pageant.
Painting: Autumn Leaves
Sir John Everett Millais – 1855-1856

DOROTHY PARKER ~ MIDNIGHT

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Midnight
The stars are soft as flowers, and as near; 
The hills are webs of shadow, slowly spun; 
No separate leaf or single blade is here- 
All blend to one.
No moonbeam cuts the air; a sapphire light 
Rolls lazily. and slips again to rest. 
There is no edged thing in all this night, 
Save in my breast.
Dorothy Parker

Summer Night

Stanislav Zhukovsky – 1912

THE BALLOON

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“Hands, do what you’re bid;
Bring the balloon of the mind
That bellies and drags in the wind

Into its narrow shed.”

William Butler Yeats

Photo: The Balloon Merchant, 1931
Jules Brassai

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