Pumpkins it is then! #pumpkins #garden #collaroy autumn #Sydney #veggiegarden
"LOVE - what is love? A great and aching heart;
Wrung hands; and silence; and a long despair.
Life - what is life? Upon a moorland bare
To see love coming and see love depart."

— Robert Louis Stevenson

@hughwilliamstewart  (at Opera Bar)
Sappho inspired by Cupid, a sensual work by the French 17th century Master, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, is to be sold at Bonhams Old Master Paintings Sale in London on 9 July. More.
#book #books #sydney #sailor #sailors #burning #ooherr (at Ampersand Cafe and Bookstore)
thisblueboy:

German Amores Hernandez (Spanish, 1823 or 1827-1894), Socrates Chiding Alcibiades in Home of a Courtesan, 1857, Prado Museum

Patience in the Azure

Ces jours qui te semblent vides
Et perdus pour l’univers
Ont des racines avides
Qui travaillent les déserts
[…]
Patient, patience,
Patience dans l’azur!
Chaque atome de silence
Est la chance d’un fruit mûr!
[…]

(Literal Translation)

These days you seem empty
And lost to the universe
Were eager roots
Working deserts
[]
Patient, patience,
Patience in the azure!
Each atom of silence
Is the chance of a ripe fruit!
[]


Paul Valery

Paul Valéry, extrait d’un conférence intitulée Inspirations méditerranéennes, prononcée le 24/11/1933 et publiée le 15/02/1934 dans Conferencia, Journal de l’Université des Annales, Ving-huitième année, Tome 1.

they-call-me-nita:

The Poet


I take what never can be taken,
Touch what cannot be;
I wake what never could awaken,
But for me.

I go where only winds are going,
Kiss what fades away;
I know a thing too strange for knowing,
I, the clay.

Haniel Long

"Solitary Observation Brought Back from a Sojourn in Hell:

At midnight tears
Run in your ears."

Louise Bogan

almaraye:

A Fra Bartolomeo study of Mary Magdalene sold for $1 million.  Credit Colnaghi  .