LOVE AS AN ART Count Lodovico then remarked with a smile: "I promise you that our sensible courtier will never act so stupidly to gain a woman's favor." Cesare Gonzaga replied: "Nor so stupidly as a gentleman I remember, of some repute, whom to spare men's blushes I don't wish to mention by name." "Well, … Continue reading The concept of the “unlovable”
He sprang, he caught her to his breast; the maid Smiled and lay back to look at him. He laid Her tender body on the sloping field, And felt her sighs in his embraces yield A sweeter music than all birds. But she, Lost in the love she might not know, may see No further … Continue reading FETISHES— Part II
Cleopatra versus the folly of ancient Roman kings In the year 48 B.C., Ptolemy XIV of Egypt managed to depose and exile his sister and wife, Queen Cleopatra. He secured the country's borders against her return and began to rule on his own. Later that year, Julius Caesar came to Alexandria to ensure that despite … Continue reading Romanticism: ENCHANTMENT LIES IN WHAT IS HIDDEN
No single beauty is the best, Since she is all one flower divine___ O mystic metamorphosis! My senses into one sense flow--- Her voice makes perfume when she speaks, Her breath is music faint and low!