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Theophile Gautier: To your parted lips I would go and there would I die

6 Sep

Here’s a beautiful and devastatingly romantic poem “Butterflies” by Theophile Gautier!

Odilon Redon, Five Butterflies, c. 1912

Butterflies

Butterflies, the colour of snow,
In clouds to the sea now fare;
White butterfly beauties, when can I follow
Your path through the blue of the air?

Do you know, oh beauty of beauties,
My sacred dancer with jet black eyes,
If they could lend me their wings,
Do you know where my journey would lie?

Without taking one kiss to the roses,
Across valleys and forests I’d fly,
To your parted lips I would go,
And there, flower of my soul, would I die.

Inspiration: 1920s Dresses, Butterflies and Belle Epoque Beauties

19 Sep

As Autumn slowly crawls under my skin, I feel more and more cheerful, full of energy and creativity, which I hope will result in interesting posts. I’ve had great weekend, doing nothing special, and yet feeling overwhelmingly happy, and I gathered lots of inspirational pictures. And here they are:

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1901. Cleo de Merode by Boldinibutterflies-vintage-prints-41905. Cleo de Merode by Nadar

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1920s-helen-and-dolores-costello  1910-genevieve-lantelme-ginette-genevieve-lantelme-in-les-modes-june-1910

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