Water, “Vehicle of Nature”
I. ”Water nourishes and soothes us. But this same stuff also carved the Grand Canyon out of solid rock over the course of millennia, and every day thunders down with unimaginable fury at Niagara an…
Source: Soft and Strong: Notes on Water
Andromedawas the beautiful daughter of King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia of Joppa in Palestine (called Ethiopia).
Since only Andromeda’s sacrifice would appease the gods, she was chained to a rock and left to be devoured by the monster.
In their confrontation, Perseus used Medusa’s head to turn the Titan into stone.
Later on, he came across the beautiful chained Andromeda, and as he did, he approached Cetus while being invisible (because he was wearingHades’s helm, which…
View original post 1,529 more words
♠Poetry / Poesía:
William Shakespeare: “Sonnet CXVI” / “Soneto CXVI”:
♠Poesía: William Shakespeare: “Soneto CXVI”:
♠William Shakespeare: “Sonnet 116”:
♠William Shakespeare: “Sonnet 116”: “Let me not to the marriage of true minds”:
♠William Shakespeare´s Sonnet 116:
“Summary & Analysis”:
The poet begins by stating he should not stand in the way of true love. Love cannot be true if it changes for any reason. Love is supposed to be constant, through any difficulties. In the sixth line, a nautical reference is made, alluding that love is much like the north star to sailors. Love should also not fade with time; instead, true love lasts forever.
View original post 1,181 more words
William Wordsworth: “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” / “Daffodils”:
I Wander’ d lonely as a cloud/ That floats on high o’er vales and hills/
When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils/Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze/Continuous as the stars that shine/And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretch’d in never-ending line/Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance./The waves beside them danced; but they Out-did the sparkling waves in glee: A poet could not but be gay, In such a jocund company: I gazed — and gazed — but little thought/ What wealth the show to me had brought: or oft, when on my couch I lie/ In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye…Which is the bliss of solitude;
View original post 209 more words
“The Tree of Forgiveness.” by Edward Burne-Jones. 19th century.
⇒“Metamorphoses” by Ovid:
“Metamorphoses” by Ovid. Illustration by George Sandys. 1632.
“Metamorphoses” is a narrative poem in fifteen books by the Roman poet Ovid, completed in 8 CE.
It is a “mock-epic” poem, written in dactylic hexameter, the form of the great epic poems of the ancient tradition, such as “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey.
This poem describes the creation and history of the world, incorporating many classical myths.
View original post 1,894 more words
Anonymousdear Mrs. N., 5 October 1939If there hadn’t been such a throng of things lately I surely would have written to you long ago. It is a curious thing that the closer people are to very …
Today’s special edition post is by Becca from the Visitor Team at Manchester Museum. We are each sharing our passion and interest in the museum and its objects … and Becca has a special interest in Halloween!
And to find out more about ancient Egypt, have a look at the Curator’s blog, Egypt at the Manchester Museum.
Halloween Special: So … why Mummies?
Well what passes for summer is gone and winter is most definitely coming, but before everyone gets the advent calendars out, let’s talk about my favourite time of the year …
Yup you guessed it, Halloween!
We’ve got sweets, themed parties, costumes, and my personal favourite, scary films. Now then, prizes will be given for guessing my favourite movie monster (and if you’ve read my other blog posts you probably know where this is going). If you were sat reading this thinking mummies, then very well done…
View original post 777 more words
Today’s special edition post is by Becca from the Visitor Team at Manchester Museum. We are each sharing our passion and interest in the museum and its objects … and Becca has a specia…