“There is the heat of Love, the pulsing rush of Longing, the lover’s whisper, irresistible—magic to make the sanest man go mad.” - Homer, The Iliad #Repost @brettgorvy
“Carnal apple, Woman filled, burning moon,
dark smell of seaweed, crush of mud and light,
what secret knowledge is clasped between your pillars?
What primal night does Man touch with his senses?
Ay, Love is a journey through waters and stars,
through suffocating air, sharp tempests of grain:
Love is a war of lightning,
and two bodies ruined by a single sweetness.
Kiss by kiss I cover your tiny infinity,
your margins, your rivers, your diminutive villages,
and a genital fire, transformed by delight,
slips through the narrow channels of blood
to precipitate a nocturnal carnation,
to be, and be nothing but light in the dark.” -
- PABLO NERUDA, ‘Carnal Apple’ -
CY TWOMBLY, ‘Leda and the Swan’, 1962. Museum of Modern Art, New York. @themuseumofmodernart -
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, favorite artist CY TWOMBLY, born today 25 April 1925. -
#carnalknowledge #cytwombly #pleasureprinciple #pabloneruda #mythsandlegends #godsandheroes #poemfortheday