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…

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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…

Alfred Edgar Coppard: The two Nude Virgins

Today I present a mysterious poem from Hips & haws. The poet does not dare to go into the moonlight, fearing some unspecified “infinite thing” that could “enwrap” him. The title mentions two virgins, but the text tells only about one, Diana, the virgin goddess of of the hunt, the moon, and nature in Roman mythology. There seem to be hidden things or people, Diana “cannot hear them though she stands whitely among them,” and “she has no fear.” CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Aleister Crowley: L’éternel printemps

Todd Webb – LaSalle Street and Amsterdam Avenue, Harlem (1946) – Museum of the City of New York / Todd Webb Archive

Youth directly feel the truth of love and life by dancing and holding each other, while old people try to reach it by pondering. The poet says: roll back the wheel of time and rejoin youth. Yielding to the ecstasy of love and dance, all ages can be one with eternity. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…

Aleister Crowley: Flavia

Noctivagant – from brabikate.blogspot.fr

The 8th poem of Rosa Mundi, and other love-songs tells us that the beauty, the kisses and caresses of the loved Italian girl will not last, in the same way as night must soon end with sunrise. There is no salvation in an afterlife, so we must enjoy the pleasures of earthly life without delay, thus live the bliss of the short love night. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…