Moon 237

Doug Fitzgerald – Blue Moon I (1979) – from

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…


After 3 years

Dick Whittington – Dancing pupils, Southern California (1926) – from

Today marks the third anniversary of Agapeta. The blog attracts an ever increasing number of visitors, views, comments and likes. It becomes cited in many blogs or bulletin boards. It also attracts trolls who become more openly hateful, either religious bigots, or of the homophobic, racist and antisemitic type, sometimes threatening me with violence or claiming to “report” me for horrible crimes that I am supposed to have committed, or finally the funniest trolls, crazy paranoid people obsessed with conspiracies hidden behind “satanic” metal music (in particular the band NecroPedoSadoMaso). CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…


Image 66458/2 from

Today Agapeta exists since two years and a half. The readership is steadily growing: nearly ten thousand views in 2015, a little more than twenty thousand in 2016, then more than fourteen thousand in the first six months of 2017 (fifteen thousand on July the 5th). The number of subscribers increases with regularity. Several blogs have included Agapeta in their blogroll, and many communications on various boards link to its posts. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…


What readers are searching for

WordPress blog statistics include “Search Terms”, which mean the terms, words, and phrases entered in a search engine that led readers to the blog. Mostly it indicates “Unknown Search Terms”, which means that WordPress could not determine these terms (for instance, some search engine encrypt them). But sometimes it can discover them, and that can be funny. 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…


Airair - Illustration du poème Voyelles d'Arthur Rimbaud (Poster) - de Wikimedia Commons

Airair – Illustration du poème Voyelles d’Arthur Rimbaud (Poster) – de Wikimedia Commons


A noir, E blanc, I rouge, U vert, O bleu : voyelles,
Je dirai quelque jour vos naissances latentes :
A, noir corset velu des mouches éclatantes
Qui bombinent autour des puanteurs cruelles,

Golfes d’ombre ; E, candeurs des vapeurs et des tentes,
Lances des glaciers fiers, rois blancs, frissons d’ombelles ;
I, pourpres, sang craché, rire des lèvres belles
Dans la colère ou les ivresses pénitentes ;

U, cycles, vibrements divins des mers virides,
Paix des pâtis semés d’animaux, paix des rides
Que l’alchimie imprime aux grands fronts studieux ;

O, suprême Clairon plein des strideurs étranges,
Silences traversés des Mondes et des Anges :
— O l’Oméga, rayon violet de Ses Yeux !

Arthur Rimbaud, Voyelles
(Édition Le Livre de Poche)

Today is the first anniversary of Agapeta. Since I first reviewed the blog’s history six months ago, the layout and visual style of the blog has not much changed: I customized the left-hand menu, I added an image to some old posts, and inserted in each post except very short ones a “more tag” (so that only the beginning of the post appears on the archive), which makes browsing archives faster. CONTINUE READING…


A reader’s discovery

In Agapeta I have used three pictures of an Asian girl to illustrate posts (first, second and third); moreover the third one appears in the blog header and is my Gravatar. I had found them on Internet in July 2014 (probably on a Tumblr page), but I did not remember where. Several readers have complimented me on my choice, and even one of them fell in love with her.

One reader held a blog about girls entitled Copine 1 and 2; it consisted mainly of “random posts” giving, after a short introductory text, many photographs of beautiful little girls; in some sense, it was a successful girl fashion magazine (it has been suspended by WordPress). But in a post dated 28 November 2015, he revealed that he found the origin of the pictures and the name of the girl. She is called Mai Vi, she was photographed by Duy Anh Phan (also called Doak Phan), the three photographs can be found (in various sizes) on one of his Flickr pages.

Therefore I award this reader the Agapeta trophy:

Agapeta Equidem Illuminat Omnia Ubique (Agapeta surely illuminates everything everywhere and always)

Agapeta Equidem Illuminat Omnia Ubique (Agapeta surely illuminates everything everywhere and always)

[Updated 3rd December 2015.]



Amoris Est Imperare Orbi Universo

(To love it belongs to rule the whole world)

Agapeta exists now since six months, and this is its 50th post. The first one, dated 9 January, was the poem A Mosaic by Ernest Dowson. At that time, the blog style was restricted to bright text on a whole blue background, with the default black header bar giving the title and subtitle—the header image, red surrounding and right sidebar with Minnie Terry medallions were added in February.  CONTINUE READING…