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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Agostino Carracci... Satyr


The Satyr Mason 1578

I make leaf-circlets
and a crown of honey-flowers
for thy throat;
where the amber petals
drip to ivory,
I cut and slip
each stiffened petal
in the rift
of carven petal:
honey horn
has wed the bright
virgin petal of the white
flower cluster: lip to lip
let them whisper,
let them lilt, quivering:

Most holy Satyr,
like a goat,
hear this our song,
accept our leaves,
return our hymn;
like echo fling
a sweet song,
answering note for note.

Holy Satyr by Hilda Doolittle 1922

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Friday, December 3, 2010

Jean Gabriel Daragnes (French, 1886-1950)...Woodcuts...Satyr

two scans from a favourite book "The Modern Woodcut" by Herbert Furst
on  one of my favourite obsessions... Le Satyre



Here illustrating Paul Claudel's "Protee"

Daragnes also illustrated Oscar Wilde's "Ballad of Reading Gaol" Gerard de Nerval's "Main Enchantee" and Poe's "Raven" to name a few
..let there be darkness as I await my portion in which will be created from my soul the drop ready to fall in its greatest heaviness. Let me offer a libation to you in the shadows, like the mountain spring that offers drink to the Ocean in its little shell!
Paul Claudel

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Austin Osman Spare... Satyr c1920


"By turning my head involuntary... I can always see my alter ego, familiars or the gang of elementals that partly constitute my being." AOS

from Austin Osman Spare, Fallen Visionary, Refractions published by Jerusalem Press

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Paolo Farinati...The Punishment of Marsyas...1573



Agathias (c. 536-582 AD)
translated by Richard Garnett

Satyr, whose listening ear so low is bent
Breathes with spontaneous strain thine instrument?
Smiling and silent thou remainest bound
In silvery fetters of delightful sound;
For sure that lifelong figure here doth dwell
Fixed not by Painting's, but by Music's spell.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Paul Rumsey... drawings... Satyr Family... 2002

I am delighted to share with you, some work generously sent by a favourite artist and super thrilled to know he is a fan of the blog!!


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more wonders here > The Paul Rumsey Homepage