Leonardo da Vinci

Italian Renaissance architect, musician, inventor, engineer, sculptor, and painter Leonardo da Vinci, died at Amboise, in France on 2 May 1519. His drawings and writings are collected in the twelve volumes of the Codex Atlanticus (Atlantic Codex) whose name indicates the large format of an atlas of the dimension 650×440 mm and the atlas-like breadth… Read More Leonardo da Vinci

Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Carol Ann Duffy’s Anne Hathaway (fourth part)

Here you can read the previous parts:Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Daughters (first part)Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Daughters (second part)Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Sonnet 145 (third part) Anne Hathaway ‘Item I gyve unto my wief my second best bed…’(from Shakespeare’s will) The bed we loved in was… Read More Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Carol Ann Duffy’s Anne Hathaway (fourth part)

The Secret

Two girls discoverthe secret of lifein a sudden line ofpoetry. I who don’t know thesecret wrotethe line. Theytold me (through a third person)they had found itbut not what it wasnot even what line it was. No doubtby now, more than a weeklater, they have forgottenthe secret, the line, the name ofthe poem. I love themfor… Read More The Secret