☽ Heures Vertes ☾

Quand le désir se lève,
L’amour absent se rêve,
S’enflammant des étreintes
Suggérées par l’absinthe.

CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

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Eric Stenbock: Drinking song

Eric Stenbock -from Strange Flowers on WordPress

Count Eric Stenbock is a lesser-known ‘Decadent’ writer. In his short lifetime, he published three short collections of poetry, Love, Sleep & Dreams (1881), Myrtle, Rue and Cypress (1883) and The Shadow of Death (1894), a collection of short stories, Studies of Death (1894), and a separate short story, “The Other Side: A Breton Legend,” in The Spirit Lamp (Vol. IV, No. 2 June 1893). CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Le génie enfant

Quand l’enfance meurt, ses cadavres sont appelés adultes et ils entrent dans la société, un des noms plus polis de l’enfer. C’est pourquoi nous redoutons les enfants, même si nous les aimons, ils nous montrent l’état de notre décomposition.
(When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay.)
Brian W. Aldiss, cité dans le Manchester Guardian (31 Décembre 1977)

Depuis des millénaires, on considère les enfants comme incompétents et dénués de discernement, au contraire des adultes. Ce jugement, plus politique que scientifique, sert à justifier l’autorité des adultes sur les enfants, qui s’exerce en toute chose. Je vais prendre le contre-pied de l’opinion dominante, défendue ardemment par tous ceux qui s’accrochent à leur pouvoir, et exalter le génie de l’enfance. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Pet’s Punishment, by Joseph Ashby-Sterry

Angelo Cozzi – Anna – from Pigtails in Paint

In this poem devoted to a disobedient little girl, one sees how Ashby-Sterry viewed younger girls in a much different way than the teenagers he loved tenderly. He speaks of her in a patronising way, calls her ‘pet’, and threatens her with an insignificant caricature of punishment, in particular of parental violence, using instruments such as feathers, roses or kisses. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Moon 237

Doug Fitzgerald – Blue Moon I (1979) – from fitzgeraldspub.blogspot.fr

Agapeta now exists since three years and a half, and this is its 285th post. Some readers seem to have disappeared, even if they still remain listed as “followers”, while new ones have arrived. Trolls seem to become discouraged, I was never impressed by their insults and threats.

Since April 2017, the posting frequency has been one article every 5 days. From now on it will slow down a little, to one every 6 days. Indeed, my main problem is to find new contents, in particular relevant authors and musicians, and I do not get many suggestions from readers. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

John Sebastian: Younger Girl

Hugh Shirley Candyside – John Sebastian performing in concert in East Lansing, Michigan, August 1970 – from Wikimedia Commons

John Benson Sebastian is an American singer and songwriter born in 1944. In 1965 he formed the band The Lovin’ Spoonful, for which he sang and played the guitar, also he authored all their hit songs during that period. He left the band in 1968 to start a solo career that went on until now. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…