Brown Penny

William Butler Yeats, one of the greatest poets of the 20th century, was born at Sandymount (near Dublin, Ireland) on 13 June 1865. In 1923 received the Nobel Prize for Literature. “Brown Penny” 🪙 I whispered, “I am too young,”And then, “I am old enough”;Wherefore I threw a pennyTo find out if I might love.“Go… Read More Brown Penny

Pietro Aretino & Michelangelo/3

In November 1545, Pietro Aretino wrote another letter to Michelangelo expressing his admiration for the Last Judgment, but later accusing him of being irreligious and indecent because “You, on the contrary, presenting so awful a subject, exhibit saints and angels, these without earthly decency, and those without celestial honours.” The letter continued disapproving of Michelangelo’s… Read More Pietro Aretino & Michelangelo/3