No flotsam today.
Poetry – “The Dying Christian to His Soul”
Vital spark of heav'nly flame!Quit, O quit this mortal frame:Trembling, hoping, ling'ring, flying,O the pain, the bliss of dying!Cease, fond Nature, cease thy strife,And let me languish into life. Hark! they whisper; angels say,Sister Spirit, come away!What is this absorbs me quite?Steals my senses, shuts my sight,Drowns my spirits, draws my breath?Tell me, my soul, … Continue reading Poetry – “The Dying Christian to His Soul”
Feast of the Annunciation
"But in Gondor the New Year will always now begin upon the twenty-fifth of March when Sauron fell, and when you were brought out of the fire to the King."-The Return of the King "Ecce ancilla Domini. Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum."
Some Bouguereau Art
One of my Christmas gifts this year was a book of Monsieur William A. Bouguereau's paintings: William Bouguereau: The Essential Works (note: this is an affiliate link to Bookshops.org, supporting local bookshops). It's especially interesting since it also contains a brief biography and some background information on the various categories of paintings that M. Bouguereau … Continue reading Some Bouguereau Art