Monday, May 08, 2006

a trembling seizes me all over

"Love is a cunning weaver of fantasies and fables."
~ Sappho (Greek Poet, 630 BC)

“When I look on you a moment, then I can speak no more,
but my tongue falls silent, and at once a delicate flame
courses beneath my skin, and with my eyes I see nothing,
and my ears hum, and a wet sweat bathes me,
and a trembling seizes me all over”
~ Sappho

(these are scanned images from a little vintage bag
i purchased at this cute gift store :)


Anonymous said...

I REALLY like the pictures you have as well. :o)

Anna Piutti* said...

Those are very deep and powerful lines...nice choice :)
The pictures are amazing -- that has to be a really cool bag. Treasure it!

Maddy said...

sapho who broke off a fragment
of her soul for us to
guess at...

bliss carmen

Sk8RN said...

"Without warning as a whirlwind swoops on an oak Love shakes my heart" - Sappho

This is one of my favorite quotes by Sappho. The meaning is rather appropos for this time in my life, despite the fact that I've switched teams. ;-)

Nabeel said...

Sapho was not just a poet, but she was a lyrist and composed her own music

her affection (in poems) were mostly towards women .. so great scans .. but did u know that she was married to a merchant and had a daughter.

Plato really admired her.

Lorena said...

thanks Jon!

anna :: i love the bad and i agree, Sappho's fragments are passionate!

maddy :: i love how you put that "broke of a fragment of her soul" bliss carmen?

sk8rn :: thanks for sharing that one! :) love is love is love.

nabeel :: maddy told me you were full of knowledge and i can see it :) and no i didn't know this. thanks for sharing!!

bablu said...

B'day wishes to your beloved.

Maddy said...

"the birthday of my life
is come
My love is come to me."


Lorena said...

thank you bablu, you are sweet :)

maddy, aaahhh, thanks for this :)
so pretty.

mermaid said...

I see you are not allowing comments to your latest post, but I love 'luminous soul'.

Sk8RN said...

So true! I feel like it's taken me all of my years to figure that out just now.

Lorena said...

mermaid, thank you :)

sk8rn, so happy for you :)

Nabeel said...

comment to the post above (birthday one) .. happy birthday .. awwwwwwwwww .. !!
i love how u write it .. three decades ago a luminous soul was born .. but see soul is breath into a baby after 4 months of pregnancy .. God breaths in the soul .. the three decades and 5 months ago a luminious soul was born :)

sirbarrett said...

"Do thou, O Dica, set garlands upon thy lovely hair, weaving sprigs of dill with thy delicate hands; for those who wear fair blossoms may surely stand first, even in the presence of Goddesses who look without favour upon those who come ungarlanded."

Sappho liked the pretty girls

Anonymous said...

happy birthday to your beloved and great pictures here!

tnx for sharing! btw im back blogging .see you around!

Pezgirl said...

wow! I want that bag!

I know I've been away from the comment-o-sphere there, but I'm still reading your blog like it's my religion :)

Darius said...

And a room with a view always helps...

Anonymous Poet said...

Dreamy images.

Dan Husain said...

I think I missed your b'day. Happy Birthday Lorena! :-)