Pietro Aretino /3c

➡️Part 1➡️Part 2➡️Part 3a➡️Part 3b Pietro Aretino & His Sonnets When the papacy banned this second edition of “I modi” and destroyed every copy they could find, Pietro Aretino went to Venice, where he spent the rest of his life, while Raimondi, the engraved, managed to escape a second imprisonment, but was financially ruined. It… Read More Pietro Aretino /3c

Danse Russe

One of the suggestions contained in yesterday’s post on how to overcome loneliness was to enjoy it by doing things “you can only do when we’re on your own, like dancing naked or jumping on the bed.” The pleasure of dancing naked in front of the mirror was shared by William Carlos Williams this poem:… Read More Danse Russe

Dryden and Horace

John Dryden (1631 – 12 May 1700) – English poet, literary critic, and playwright., named England’s first poet laureate in 1668. He was also a translator and translated several classic poets, such as Horace, Juvenal, Ovid, Lucretius, and Theocritus, into English In 1685 he wrote a long poem: Imitation of Horace.Here are two stanzas, based… Read More Dryden and Horace

At Parting

Algernon Charles Swinburne was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic, who was born on 5 April 1837.He was famous for his innovative versification, and a central figure in the spread of ideas associated with Pre-Raphaelitism, Aestheticism, and the Symbolist.Swinburne was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature every year from 1903 to 1907 and… Read More At Parting