Francis Thompson, mystical lover of childhood

Francis Thompson at the age of 19 (c.1877)

Francis Thompson at the age of 19 (c.1877)

Today I will introduce another English poet who loved little girls and wrote beautiful poems for them. Further posts will be devoted to some of his most moving verses. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

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John Clare: Her I Love

William-Adolphe Bouguereau - Petite fille au bouquet (1896) - from Art Renewal Center

William-Adolphe Bouguereau – Petite fille au bouquet (1896) – from Art Renewal Center

My next choice is a beautiful poem found in the part titled “Songs and Ballads” of Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery, John Clare’s first collection of poetry, published in 1820. I use the transcription given by Simon Sanada in his John Clare Poems: The Lifetime Published Poetry (the 2009 online edition of all four of Clare’s books of poetry published in his lifetime). CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

The colour of words

Couverture par Luque, Revue "Les Hommes d'aujourd'hui", n°318 (janvier 1888) - Arthur Rimbaud : Voyelles - photographié par Siren-Com pour Wikimedia Commons

Couverture par Luque, Revue “Les Hommes d’aujourd’hui”, n°318 (janvier 1888) – Arthur Rimbaud : Voyelles – photographié par Siren-Com pour Wikimedia Commons

Agapeta was born one year and a half ago, on January the 9th, 2015. So the time has come to write my semiannual review. The layout, visual style and menus are stable since several months, and I do not intend to modify them in the future. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…