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À une Dame créole

Posted by Winifred on August 27th, 2012  •  No Comments »

In the perfumed country which the sun caresses,
I knew, under a canopy of crimson trees
And palms from which indolence rains into your eyes,
A Creole lady whose charms were unknown.

Her complexion is pale and warm; the dark enchantress
Affects a noble air with the movements of her neck.
Tall and slender, she walks like a huntress;
Her smile is calm and her eye confident.

If you went, Madame, to the true land of glory,
On the banks of the Seine or along the green Loire,
Beauty fit to ornament those ancient manors,

You’d make, in the shelter of those shady retreats,
A thousand sonnets grow in the hearts of poets,
Whom your large eyes would make more subject than your slaves.

~ Charles Baudelaire

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Posted by Winifred on August 23rd, 2012  •  No Comments »

It requires 23,000 spiders to produce 1 ounce of silk.  Spider silk is in fact, the finest silk, and was no longer produced after the 19th century, until Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley decided to revive the art of weaving it.  Three years and 1.2 million golden orb weaver spiders later, from the highlands of Madagascar, came this:

It would be greedy for us to covet an entire cape,

but if we had an audience with Messrs Peers and Godley,

we would gently request a hand fan,

with a tassel dangling from its nape…

Via Yatzer

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Wat fijn…

Posted by Winifred on July 10th, 2010  •  No Comments »

…Om weer thuis te zijn.

Great weather √

Bike ready and waiting to explore and discover √

First taste of haaring, buttery and flavorful √

Verse Jus every day, everywhere √

Ready for Nederland to bring the cup home √

Het Spui

Het Spui

Ahhh,wilderness is paradise now…

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