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John Donne: Go and Catch a Falling Star

Go and catch a falling star,     Get with child a mandrake root, Tell me where all past years are,     Or who cleft the devil’s foot, Teach me to hear mermaids singing, Or to keep off envy’s stinging,             And … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 12: NIOBE

Niobe, in an agony of grief, which is in the marble tempered and idealized, tries to protect her youngest daughter from destruction. (Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence); Public Domain, via Wiki Commons *** NIOBE *** guilty of great pride seven … Continue reading

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davidbrucehaiku: artificial life

Source: Wiki Commons *** ARTIFICIAL LIFE *** Artificial life Ballet dancers and singers Can also be good *** NOTE: Many Impressionist artists painted landscapes outdoors, but Edgar Degas preferred to paint indoor scenes of entertainers such as ballet dancers or … Continue reading

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Davidbrucehaiku: DANTE’S INFERNO

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 34: STARS

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** STARS *** Climb ever upward Dante looked and saw the stars Reached Purgatory *** NOTE: Virgil and Dante climb down Lucifer’s body, holding onto his body hair. At the center of the Earth — Lucifer’s crotch … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 34: THREE WORST HUMAN SINNERS OF ALL TIME

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** THREE WORST HUMAN SINNERS OF ALL TIME *** One head, three faces Brutus, Cassius, and Judas One chewed in each mouth *** NOTE: Lucifer has one head but three faces. In his mouths he chewed on … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 34: LUCIFER

Illustration: William Blake *** LUCIFER *** One head, three faces Perversion of Trinity This is Lucifer *** NOTE: Once Lucifer was the most beautiful of all beings. Now Lucifer is the foulest of all beings. *** https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/02/dantes-inferno-canto-34-retelling-the-ultimate-evil/ *** Lulu (Paperback … Continue reading

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