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Thalia Flora-Karavia: Man smoking

Thalia Flora-Karavia: Man smoking

Ernst Haeckel: Kunstformen der Natur

Pablo Picasso: Embrace

A Well-dressed Man
His charm
will disarm;
his smile,
in style;
his fashion,
in passion;
his words,
his flirt,
his tie
from his shirt,
to my wrists-
his kiss!
his kiss!
his kiss!
[Lang Leav]
John William Waterhouse: The Merman

Alone, even doing nothing, you do not waste your time. You do, almost always, in company. No encounter with yourself can be altogether sterile: Something necessarily emerges, even if only the hope of some day meeting yourself again. [E. M. Cioran]
Gustav Klimt: Fulfillment (Cartoon for the Frieze of the Villa Stoclet in Brussels)

The Circle, Triangle, Square
If you’ve got the time, we can play a game. It’s easy. We just see if I’m the same shape as the space you have inside you. If everything fits, we both win. If it doesn’t, don’t force it. That’s how you get splinters in your heart. [pleasefindthis]
John William Waterhouse: Sketch For A Mermaid [1892]

The Wanderer
What is she like?
I was told -
she is a melancholy soul.

She is like
the sun to night;
a momentary gold.

A star when dimmed
by dawning light;
the flicker of
a candle blown.

A lonely kite
lost in flight -
someone once
had flown.
[Lang Leav]
William Blake: The Great Red Dragon and the Woman clothed with the Sun
Edmund Dulac: The Snow Queen Flies Through the Winter’s Night
M.C. Escher: Circle Limit IV

The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven… [ John Milton; Paradise Lost]

“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.”

—   C.S. Lewis