April192014

rurikids:

Agora (2009) - You don’t question what you believe, or cannot. I must.

There was a woman at Alexandria named Hypatia, daughter of the philosopher Theon, who made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time. Having succeeded to the school of Plato and Plotinus, she explained the principles of philosophy to her auditors, many of whom came from a distance to receive her instructions. On account of the self-possession and ease of manner, which she had acquired in consequence of the cultivation of her mind, she not unfrequently appeared in public in presence of the magistrates. Neither did she feel abashed in going to an assembly of men. For all men on account of her extraordinary dignity and virtue admired her the more. Yet even she fell victim to the political jealousy which at that time prevailed. - Socrates Scholasticus

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April172014

fairytalemood:

East o’ the Sun and West o’ the Moon illustrated by P.J. Lynch

(Source: pjlynchgallery.com, via vincecarters)

12PM

Howl’s Moving Castle Main Theme (Piano) - Joe Hisaishi

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April152014

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April92014
vuillar:

"Moonlight Marine" (1885), Edward Mitchell Bannister (c. 1828 - 1901)

vuillar:

"Moonlight Marine" (1885), Edward Mitchell Bannister (c. 1828 - 1901)

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April82014

The Sleeping Beatuy (+ details) by John Collier (1850-1934)

oil on canvas, 1921

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April52014
lunacylover:

Tadeusz Styka (Polish, 1889-1954), ‘Girl Playing Lyre’, 1930s.

lunacylover:

Tadeusz Styka (Polish, 1889-1954), ‘Girl Playing Lyre’, 1930s.

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April22014
April12014

The Tear

Richard Crashaw:

What bright soft thing is this?
    Sweet Mary, the fair eyes’ expense?
    A moist spark it is,
    A wat’ry diamond; from whence
The very term, I think, was found
The water of a diamond.

    O ’tis not a tear,
’Tis a star about to drop
From thine eye its sphere;
   The sun will stoop and take it up.
Proud will his sister be to wear
This thine eyes’ jewel in her ear.
    O ’tis a tear
Too true a tear; for no sad eyne,
    How sad so e’re,
Rain so true a teare as thine;
Each drop leaving a place so dear,
Weeps for itself, is its own tear.

    Such a pearl as this is,
   (Slipped from Aurora’s dewy breast)
The rose bud’s sweet lip kisses;
   And such the rose itself, when vexed
With ungentle flames, does shed,
Sweating in too warm a bed.
    Such the maiden gem,
   By the wanton spring put on,
Peeps from her parent stem,
   And blushes on the manly sun:
This wat’ry blossom of thy eyne,
Ripe, will make the richer wine.

    Faire drop, why quak’st thou so?
’Cause thou straight must lay thy head
    In the dust? o no;
   The dust shall never be thy bed:
A pillow for thee will I bring,
Stuffed with down of angels’ wing.
    Thus carried up on high,
(For to Heaven thou must go)
    Sweetly shalt thou lie
And in soft slumbers bathe thy woe;
Till the singing orbs awake thee,
And one of their bright chorus make thee.

    There thy self shalt be
An eye, but not a weeping one,
    Yet I doubt of thee,
Whether thou’dst rather there have shone
An eye of Heaven; or still shine here,
In th’Heaven of Mary’s eye, a tear.
March252014
March242014
apoetreflects:

Painting: Gustave Courbert, La Vague (The Wave), 1869-1870

apoetreflects:

Painting: Gustave Courbert, La Vague (The Wave), 1869-1870

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12PM
March232014
animus-inviolabilis:

The Death of Actaeon, with a Distant View of Montjovet, Val d’Aosta
Joseph Mallord William Turner, after Titianc.1837

animus-inviolabilis:

The Death of Actaeon, with a Distant View of Montjovet, Val d’Aosta

Joseph Mallord William Turner, after Titian
c.1837

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March192014
March122014

askmiddlearth:

Since for some reason I cannot find The Hobbitons songs on youtube, and Grooveshark isn’t working in all regions, I figured I’d just upload them here from my iTunes. So, here’s their rendition of Bilbo’s Old Walking Song (at the end of which is A Elbereth Gilthoniel, which I talked about in this post.)

Well how could I not reblog? 

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