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THE ROSES OF SAADI – Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, a tormented life at the service of spontaneity

A delicate creativity that seduces, even with the musicality of her verses Douai https://www.france-voyage.com/cities-towns/douai-21922/tourist-office-douai-6002.htm has preserved its aristocratic atmosphere. Its church of Notre-Dame was badly damaged in 1944, but its 13th century nave was restored. Do not forget that the Carthusian monastery museum “La Chartreuse” has a fine collection of 16th century paintings. Visiting this French city, you will find ...

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WHO LOVES DOES NOT RECOGNIZE – Leonardo Sinisgalli, the poet engineer

Coexisting between humanistic and scientific culture In this area of Basilicata, you can visit the archaeological site of Grumentum (a city built during the III century BC), as well as the National Archaeological Museum of Alta Val d’Agri. Not only. Visiting Montemurro http://www.europethisway.com/place/montemurro-potenza-italy/ you will know the Casa delle Muse, the one that houses the book fund of the poet ...

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A TOAST TO ICELAND – Jónas Hallgrímsson

The style of the times He was one of the founding fathers of Romanticism in Iceland, and the theme in his poems was the description of the Icelandic landscape. Jónas Hallgrímsson was one of the greatest exponents of the poetic romanticism of Iceland. Third of four brothers, he was born on the Hraun farm (near Öxnadalur), in 1807. His family ...

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WHAT IS MAN? – Poem by Waldo Williams, one of the finest poets Wales has ever produced

Clear days in the Preseli Hills Waldo Williams, born in 1904, is said to had been a teacher, passionate and enthusiastic, who used wooden silhouette cutouts of farm animals, with their “Welsh” name painted on one side. He was one of the leading Welsh language poets of the 20th century. His father was a schoolteacher, who spoke Welsh as his ...

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DROPS IN THE EAST WIND – Olav Håkonson Hauge

A profound and branched life, like his fjord His first poems were published in 1946. He lived his whole life there, where he was born, working as a gardener in his own orchard. As he advised the librarian in choosing the books, as a child he cultivated his passion for reading, attending the library of the native village. Olav Håkonson ...

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I WANT YOU TO COME NOW – Kristina Lugn

The themes of loneliness, smiling In Swedish her surname also means “calm” (a double meaning she often plays with humor). Appreciated by the Swedish audience, she touches subjects of loneliness with cynicism and black humour. After finishing her academic education, she has devoted her time to poetry. Born in Tierp (Uppland) in 1948, KRISTINA LUGN is a poet and dramatist. ...

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ALL THINGS CONSPIRE – Judith Wright

The poet of Mount Tamborine She was the second Australian woman, who received the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. Her first book of poetry “The Moving Image” was published in 1946. JUDITH WRIGHT was born in Armidale (New South Wales), spent her youth in Brisbane and Sydney, becoming extremely interested in Aboriginal reality. She has written numerous poems and letters ...

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THROUGH POETRY – Charles Badger Clark

The imagery of American West He was born on January 1, 1883 in Albia (Iowa). His family moved to Dakota Territory, where his father served as a Methodist. There were interesting citizens, many made contributions to the state’s cultural growth. South Dakota is one of those western states, which were overrun by gold-hungry whites. Since no whites occupied the Black ...

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SURRELISM IN LITERATURE

Creating a new linguage Their works was diverse as Surrealist approach in the visual arts. The major Surrealist painters were Salvador Dalí, Pierre Roy and Paul Delvaux, Joan Miró, Jean Arp and Max Ernst, André Masson, René Magritte and Yves Tanguy. In literature, Surrealism it was an artistic attempt to bridge reality and the imagination. Surrealists seek to overcome the ...

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THIS LOVE – Angela Aki, Japanese songwraiter

Play the piano,  next to the Itano temples Konsen-ji is a temple in Itano (Tokushima Prefecture). Founded by Gyōki, it was rebuilt in the Edo period after being burnt. Dainichi-ji is also an Itano temple. https://en.japantravel.com/tokushima/dainichiji-itano/8346 The main image is by Dainichi Nyorai (it is said that the temple was founded by Kōbō Daishi, who carved the image). Born in ...

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