Her blue dress and the dark blue background highlight the sadness in her eyes…
Her pink face is reflected on her pink dress, or is it the opposite?
Her wide open eyes seem to open on another world, full of mysteries and secrets.
Dans son livre Minou Drouet : ses messages de lumière, Georgette Corot-Gélas reproduit ce petit mot de Minou, qu’elle présente comme suit : CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…
I have previously published 3 posts presenting some poems from WordPress blogs by readers of Agapeta, in other words users who made themselves known to me by following my blog, liking its posts, or commenting them. See the 1st, 2nd and 3rd. I will now present my latest selection of such poems. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…
This is my third post presenting poems published on WordPress blogs by my readers, in other words users who made themselves known to me by following Agapeta, by liking its posts, or commenting them. Indeed, I always have a look at the blog of anyone who follows Agapeta, likes a post, or writes a comment. CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…
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…
Last year, in the post Poetry by readers I gave links to poems published on WordPress by four of my readers. Unfortunately, three of them have since deleted their site, and only one poem remains on WordPress: Fleeting Moments by Michael33. However I could recover on a Google cache the text of one poem: I’d Love To Love You by (Anyone you want me to be), so I added it to the post. Also Internet Archive saved a copy of 50 Word Stories: trespassing with velvet by Nina Karadzic. The rest seems lost… CONTINUE READING / CONTINUER LA LECTURE…
Beautiful colours for a beautiful smile: tawny eyes, tawny hair, pink face and a pink dress with tawny shades… such a beauty calls for love.
Je suis là
Dans la rue
Qui n’est plus
Le 23 février commémore deux grands poètes, deux existences aux vies trop courtes, minées par la maladie et assombries par la souffrance, mais aussi deux voix de la beauté, de la vérité et de l’amour.
Un jeune homme, une jeune fille, l’un anglais, l’autre française, une vie de bohème et une vie de famille, deux écritures différentes…
Le 23 février 1900 mourait Ernest Dowson, âgé de 32 ans, le corps ravagé par la tuberculose, la misère et l’alcool, le cœur brisé d’avoir été rejeté par la fille qu’il aimait, Adelaide, qui avait inspiré ses plus beaux poèmes et à qui il avait dédié son premier recueil de vers.
“Ernest, were you ever in love?”
“Vous me demandez si j’ai aimé: oui! c’est une histoire singulière et terrible.”
Le 23 février 1913 naquit Sabine Sicaud, qui mourut à 15 ans dans d’atroces souffrances, ayant contracté l’ostéomyélite suite à une infection de la jambe. Elle rêvait d’amour avec Vassili, un cavalier venu de Russie, compagnon imaginaire qui la suivit dans ses derniers poèmes.
La chaise vide… Ah comment feras-tu
pour supporter cela ?
Et moi qui pars, comment ferai-je
pour supporter le reste ?
On April the 15th, 2016, the Department of English and Comparative Literature of the University of London organizes a one-day conference on Ernest Dowson.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jessica Gossling and Alice Condé)
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:
[Updated 3rd December 2015.]
The post After Many Years gave the story of Eva Edit Weinberger, a little Hungarian girl gassed in Auschwitz in June 1944, at age 6. It was based on Judith Kalman’s Nazi War-Crime Trial Testimony presented at the trial of Oskar Gröning, the bookkeeper of Auschwitz.
Judith Kalman made on July 8 a final statement for the Trial of Oskar Gröning.
The article Ein Leben, aus dem Tod geboren, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, May 6, 2015, gave an uncropped image of the photograph of Eva at age 4; I reproduce it here:
Most of Eva’s family had been caught in a Nazi raid and sent to die in Auschwitz. Zsuzsa Rochlitz was the only family member caught in that roundup who returned alive after the war. Judith Kalman has added to her Nazi War-Crime Trial Testimony a photograph of Zsuzsa with Eva as a baby: