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Selected Poems from ‘Sappho and the Greek Lyric Poets’ translated by Willis Barnstone
I've arranged some of my favorite poems and poem fragments from the …
2021 Reading Challenge – March Recap and Week 14
Now that it's April, we're just over 25% of the way through …
Chocolate Dipped Clementine Madelines
Today, I'd like to share with you a recipe for madelines that …
London Fog Vintage Hardside Expandable Spinner Luggage Review
About 2 weeks ago, I promised you a review of the luggage …
Easy 2-Ingredient Kosher for Passover Pancakes (Dairy and Gluten Free!)
I'd like to share with you a simple pancake recipe that is …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 12
Wow, we're already about 1/5 thru 2021! With lockdown still in effect, …
drip drop drizzle
drip drop drizzle plop falling falling down breathe in 2 3 breathe …
my spring
raindrops are falling fresh and new buds are blooming like me and …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 11
Reading Challenge – Week 11 It took me a while to finish …
New City, New Me
How can you reach for your future if you're still holding tight …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 10
Goodbye, Week 10! We're 10/52 through the year. That's 5/26 simplified! I've …
Feeling Sunshine🌞
Imagine you’re underwater, under a sheet of ice and snow, in total …
Anything You Can Do, I Can Do in a Skirt!
Choosing to wear skirts is a small act, and might even be …
many ways
我爱你 Я люблю ты Jeg elsker deg Би чамд хайртай איך האב …
Le Mort Joyeaux (the Happy Death) – Charles Baudelaire
Lately, I've been trying to memorize this poem by Charles Baudelaire. It …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 9 – A Little Observation
The less time I spend reading, the less stuff I have to …
On Creation, and Art for Art’s Sake
To believe that we were created, and there is a bit of …
s l o w
I hope that you know That even though Time waits for no …
A Quote by Victor Hugo
"A destiny is written day by day. So is this the life …
2021 Reading Challenge – February Recap & Purim
I've read some really good books this month, and essays, too. First, …

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2021 Reading Challenge – March Recap and Week 14

Now that it’s April, we’re just over 25% of the way through 2021. If you’ve been keeping up with the blog, you might have noticed that I didn’t post a monthly recap for my progress on my 52 Books in 52 Weeks 2021 Reading Challenge. Well… here it is!

London Fog Vintage Hardside Expandable Spinner Luggage Review

About 2 weeks ago, I promised you a review of the luggage I bought to make my move from Seattle to St. Louis, and it’s about time I followed through! All in all, I would say that this luggage set was a really good investment (especially since I got it on sale). It’s durable, cute, and holds a lot more than I was expecting!

2021 Reading Challenge – Week 12

Wow, we’re already about 1/5 thru 2021! With lockdown still in effect, it’s really such a great year to be reading more. Even though I’ve slowed down with reading, I’m still 5 books ahead of schedule for my goal of reading 1 book a week for an entire year.

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About Me

Hi, I’m Sam! I was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, where I earned my B.A. in Studio Arts.🎨 After getting laid off due to COVID, I moved to Seattle looking for bigger and better opportunities! 👀

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Poems

Selected Poems from ‘Sappho and the Greek Lyric Poets’ translated by Willis Barnstone

I’ve arranged some of my favorite poems and poem fragments from the book into a new poem, sort of like a collage. A Franken-poem, if you will. Each poem/poem fragment will be marked with a number where the piece ends. The author and Barnstone’s titles for each piece will be given in the footnotes of this post.

my spring

raindrops are falling
fresh and new
buds are blooming
like me and you
finally! spring is here
and I’m dying to know
will you be my spring
my dear?

many ways

我爱你
Я люблю ты
Jeg elsker deg
Би чамд хайртай
איך האב דיר ליב
Ek het jou lief
사랑해요
e ti amo
Ina son ku
aš tave myliu
Je t’aime beaucoup
Means I love you!

Wǒ ài nǐ (Mandrin)
Ya lyublyu ti (Russian)
Read the rest at http://www.freshlystale.com ❤️

Le Mort Joyeaux (the Happy Death) – Charles Baudelaire

Lately, I’ve been trying to memorize this poem by Charles Baudelaire. It seems like a good way to improve my French, and I just really like Baudelaire’s poems! The English translation is posted below, as well as a great rendition of the original French by Georges Chelon via song. I hope you like it as much as I do!

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Art History

On Creation, and Art for Art’s Sake
To believe that we were created, and there is a bit of …
Oppenheim’s Object and Man Ray’s Gift in Present Times
Useless art pieces that make us feel uncomfortable are highly valued, yet …
Repetition and Recreation in Art History
Art history is full of repetition, of artists recreating famous works from …
Food as Gesamtkunstwerk
One of my favorite words from art history classes is Gesamtkunstwerk. This …
Unicorns, Devils, and Gargoyles
Ugly thoughts got me thinking about unicorns and gargoyles, leading me to …
The Language of Art
Art is subjective. People can enjoy, or not enjoy, art at their …
Stargazer: Statuette of a Woman
Stargazer: Statuette of a Woman is one of my favorite art historical …

Reviews

London Fog Vintage Hardside Expandable Spinner Luggage Review
About 2 weeks ago, I promised you a review of the luggage …
2021 Reading Challenge – Week 7
Ta is a humorous, sexed up book from the mid 1970's. Some …
Solaris by Stanisław Lem- A Book Review
A philosophical sci-fi, this novel has something for everyone; aliens, romance, a …
Amazon Kitchen: Sweet Chile Chicken – A Review
A review of the Amazon Kitchen Sweet Chile Chicken No-Prep Meal Kit …

Recipes

Chocolate Dipped Clementine Madelines
Today, I'd like to share with you a recipe for madelines that …
Easy 2-Ingredient Kosher for Passover Pancakes (Dairy and Gluten Free!)
I'd like to share with you a simple pancake recipe that is …
Omelette Wrapped Sausage w Sweet and Spicy Peppers
A quick and easy recipe for an omelette wrapped sausage with sweet …
Spicy Potatoes and Polenta
Today I'd like to share with you my very simple Spicy Potatoes …