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samedi 21 novembre 2009

Astarte : peinture et poème de Rossetti


Astarte Syriaca by Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1877

"Mystery: lo! betwixt the sun and moon

Astarte of the Syrians:
Venus Queen
Ere Aphrodite was.
In silver sheen

Her twofold girdle clasps the infinite boon

Of bliss whereof the heaven and earth commune:

And from her neck's inclining flower-stem lean

Love-freighted lips and absolute eyes that wean

The pulse of hearts to the spheres' dominant tune.

Torch-bearing, her sweet ministers compel
All thrones of light beyond the sky and sea

The witnesses of Beauty's face to be:

That face, of Love's all-penetrative spell

Amulet, talisman, and oracle, -
Betwixt the sun and moon a mystery.


"
Spring is coming and the libations have been made.
The swords have been sharpened. Let the festival begin.

Astarte needs priests if we're going to overthrow patriarchal monotheism.

7 commentaires:

  1. "That face, of Love's all-penetrative spell
    Amulet, talisman, and oracle, - Betwixt the sun and moon a mystery."

    la partie que je préfère

    Magnifique et très bon choix, merci pour ce post sur Rossetti !

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  2. Elisabeth,

    Your pages meet all of my current requirements for joy...Thank you,
    old pajamas

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  3. You very welcome, old pajamas,
    thank you for your kindness.

    Bisous
    Elisabeth

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  4. Lire le blog en entier, pretty good

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  5. love the green color of the paint :)

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  6. Anonyme a dit...

    Lire le blog en entier, pretty good

    25 nov. 2009 11:40:00

    Thank you

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  7. gertru a dit...

    love the green color of the paint :)

    26 nov. 2009 22:43:00

    It's like the green on the pic in your blog ;)

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