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"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.
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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.


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


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