"

At least I have the flowers of myself,
and my thoughts, no god
can take that;
I have the fervour of myself for a presence
and my own spirit for light;

and my spirit with its loss
knows this;
though small against the black,
small against the formless rocks,
hell must break before I am lost;

before I am lost,
hell must open like a red rose
for the dead to pass.

"
H.D., “Eurydice.” (via et-tacendo-dicea)
aseaofquotes:

 E. M. Cioran, On the Heights of Despair

aseaofquotes:

 E. M. Cioran, On the Heights of Despair

"She is not mine. I don’t think she could ever be anyone’s. She doesn’t want to be owned. That’s what I love most about her."
letters my grandpa wrote about my grandmother (via imjust-a-girl)
post-impressionisms:

Head of an Italian Girl, Joaquin Sorolla. 1886.

post-impressionisms:

Head of an Italian Girl, Joaquin Sorolla. 1886.

spugnadimare:

caraincertezza: Eva dopo il peccato

spugnadimare:

caraincertezza: Eva dopo il peccato

volopindarico:

Iris, Vincent Van Gogh.

volopindarico:

Iris, Vincent Van Gogh.

idunemilia:

Pietà (1498-99) by Michelangelo 

St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

Marble beauty.

design-is-fine:

Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way, 1913. Corrected sheets. Fixing the title. About the first sentence. Correcting the good night kiss.

After being declined by three publishers, Proust signed a contract with Grasset to publish the book at the author’s expense. He soon began to receive galley sheets, which he heavily edited. The bibliotheque National de France offers a video and album of images to take a closer look: here.

leprincelointain:

Jean-Antoine-Marie Idrac (1849-1884), Salammbô - 1881

leprincelointain:

Jean-Antoine-Marie Idrac (1849-1884), Salammbô - 1881

"Sì, li ho amati quei raduni notturni
i bicchieri ghiacciati sparsi sul tavolino,
l’esile nube fragrante sul nero caffè,
l’invernale, greve vampa del caminetto infocato,
l’allegria velenosa dei frizzi letterari
e il primo sguardo di lui, inerme e angosciante."
Anna Achmatova (via g-azzelle)
acheiropoietos:

Initial-word panel Elleh (these) in gold letters, placed in the center of a full-page miniature of a Gothic architectural structure inhabited by dragons, hybrids and an elephant embedded into a Star of David, at the beginning of Deuteronomy. 
from Pentateuch (the ‘Duke of Sussex’s German Pentateuch’)Germany, 1st quarter of the 14th century
It’s lovely to see this incredibly fine example of a German Pentateuch, especially as so many were destroyed during the Holocaust. More images to follow.

acheiropoietos:

Initial-word panel Elleh (these) in gold letters, placed in the center of a full-page miniature of a Gothic architectural structure inhabited by dragons, hybrids and an elephant embedded into a Star of David, at the beginning of Deuteronomy. 

from Pentateuch (the ‘Duke of Sussex’s German Pentateuch’)
Germany, 
1st quarter of the 14th century

It’s lovely to see this incredibly fine example of a German Pentateuch, especially as so many were destroyed during the Holocaust. More images to follow.

"Vorrei vivere diverso in paesi lontani. Vorrei morire altro fra bandiere sconosciute. Vorrei essere acclamato imperatore in altre epoche, oggi migliori perché non sono di oggi, viste in un barlume colorito, inedite di sfingi. Vorrei tutto quanto può rendere ridicolo ciò che sono , e perché rende ridicolo ciò che sono. Vorrei, vorrei… Ma c’è sempre il sole quando brilla il sole e la notte quando arriva la notte. C’è sempre la pena quando la pena ci duole e il sogno quando il sogno ci culla. C’è sempre quello che c’è e mai quello che dovrebbe esserci, non perché è meglio o perché è peggio, ma perché è altro."
Fernando Pessoa, Il libro dell’inquietudine

et-tacendo-dicea:

Conigli in fuga saranno per me gli anni