this is seriously my favorite post on tumblr
"IN THE GARDEN"
poplar: any of the rapidly growing, salicaceous trees of the genus Populus, usually characterized by the columnar or spirelike manner of growth of its branches.
abstract: thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances: an abstract idea. expressing a quality or characteristic apart from any specific object or instance. heoretical; not applied or practical.
welling: like, of, resembling, from, or used in connection with a well. a hole drilled or bored into the earth to obtain water, petroleum, natural gas, brine, or sulfur.
dew: moisture condensed from the atmosphere, especially at night, and deposited in the form of small drops upon any cool surface.
loom: a hand-operated or power-driven apparatus for weaving fabrics, containing harnesses, lay, reed, shuttles, treadles, etc.
brute: a nonhuman creature; beast. a brutal, insensitive, or crude person. the animal qualities, desires, etc., of humankind
inkling: a slight suggestion or indication; hint; intimation
I think that this poem is about a dad that is watching hes little girl grow up and get older but to him time is going by to fast and he wants her to stay little and innocent for ever.
"A BALLAD OF BEAUTY AND TIME"
plainly:clear or distinct to the eye or ear
eucalyptus: any of numerous often tall trees belonging to the genus Eucalyptus, of the myrtle family, native to australia and adjacent islands, having aromatic evergreen leaves that are the source of medicinal oils and heavy wood used as timber.
succour: help; relief; aid; assistance. a person or thing that gives help, relief, aid, etc.
scalded: to burn or affect painfully with or as if with hot liquid or steam.
cinders: partially or mostly burned piece of coal, wood, etc.
occult: of or pertaining to magic, astrology, or any system claiming use or knowledge of secret or supernatural powers or agencies. beyond the range of ordinary knowledge or understanding; mysterious. secret; disclosed or communicated only to the initiated. hidden from view.
vague: not clearly or explicitly stated or expressed: vague promises. indefinite or indistinct in nature or character, as ideas or feelings
lease: to grant the temporary possession or use of (lands, tenements, etc.) to another, usually for compensation at a fixed rate.
gaping: a sudden, short intake of breath, as in shock or surprise.
quarrel: an angry dispute or altercation; a disagreement marked by a temporary or permanent break in friendly relations. a cause of dispute, complaint, or hostile feeling
weave: to interlace (threads, yarns, strips, fibrous material, etc.) so as to form a fabric or material. to form by interlacing threads, yarns, strands, or strips of some material: to weave a basket; to weave cloth. to form by combining various elements or details into a connected whole
stitch: one complete movement of a threaded needle through a fabric or material such as to leave behind it a single loop or portion of thread, as in sewing, embroidery, or the surgical closing of wounds.
strewn: to let fall in separate pieces or particles over a surface; scatter or sprinkle
chiseling: a wedgelike tool with a cutting edge at the end of the blade, often made of steel, used for cutting or shaping wood, stone, etc.
smock: a loose, lightweight overgarment worn to protect the clothing while working.
pinioned: the distal or terminal segment of the wing of a bird consisting of the carpus, metacarpus, and phalanges.
finned: a membranous, winglike or paddlelike organ attached to any of various parts of the body of fishes and certain other aquatic animals, used for propulsion, steering, or balancing.
slumming: Often, slums. a thickly populated, run-down, squalid part of a city, inhabited by poor people.
sham: something that is not what it purports to be; a spurious imitation; fraud or hoax.
threat: a declaration of an intention or determination to inflict punishment, injury, etc., in retaliation for, or conditionally upon, some action or course; menace: He confessed under the threat of imprisonment.
aesthetic: pertaining to a sense of the beautiful or to the science of aesthetics. having a sense of the beautiful; characterized by a love of beauty. pertaining to, involving, or concerned with pure emotion and sensation as opposed to pure intellectuality.
fledged: having the plumage or feathers necessary for flight. having the characteristics of maturity.
lapis: (italics ) Latin. stone (used in Latin names for minerals, gems, etc.)
onyx: a variety of chalcedony having straight parallel bands of alternating colors. Compare Mexican onyx. (not used technically) an unbanded chalcedony dyed for ornamental purposes. black, especially a pure or jet black.
(I think that this image relates well with the poem because they are both basically about beating time)
This poem is about a woman that is getting older but she still want to look really young, so she decised to go and see all this people to get surgeries and things like that that could make her look yound and “beautiful” again, but none were able to help her. Then at last she comes across this artist carving a beutiful woman with wings and he makes her realize that true beauty has nothing to do with the outward appearance of a person but how they are inside. :)
aphrodites: the ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty, identified by the Romans with venus.
camisole: a short garment worn underneath a sheer bodice to conceal the underwear. a woman’s negligee jacket. a sleeved jacket or jersey once worn by men. a straitjacket with long sleeves.
brine: water saturated or strongly impregnated with salt. the sea or ocean.
linen: fabric woven from flax yarns. Often, linens. bedding, tablecloths, shirts, etc.,made of linen cloth or a more common substitute, as cotton.
silking: made or resembling silk
whiff: a slight gust or puff of wind, air, vapor, smoke, or the like: a whiff of fresh air. a slight trace of odor or smell
sabbatical: bringing a period of rest. any extended period of leave from one’s customary work, especially for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.
heaps: a group of things placed, thrown, or lying one on another; pile
clasp: a device, usually of metal, for fastening together two or more things or parts of the same thing.
ease: freedom from labor, pain, or physical annoyance; tranquil rest; comfort.
laundress: a woman whose work is the washing and ironing of clothes, linens, etc.
winding: the act of a person or thing that winds. a bend, turn, or flexure. a coiling, folding, or wrapping, as of one thing about another. something that is wound or coiled, or a single round of it.
degas: French impressionist painter.
(The pictures are some of the ones that i found while looking up the title of the poem since Degas is a French impressionist painter.)
I think that this poem is the speaker describing or telling how this mas, an artist perhaps, it setting up hes instruments to draw what he sees in this case the “laundress”. This women while they are working, and the reason why i belive it says “Wait. There. Behind you. / A man. There behind you. / What ever you do don’t turn. / Why is he watching you? / What ever you do don’t turn. / What ever you do don’t turn.” is mean so that the artist can capture this woman in a painting that represents there hard work and so that it wont be something that one posses for instead what really is.
I’ll start this tomorrow!
I’ll do it because my best friend is doing it. ;)
i want to do this..just not going to start today.. :D
Obviously the best thing I’ve ever seen.
IM SO USING THIS FOR MY ART HISTORY CURRENT EVENT LOL
My roommate thinks johnny depp is ugly.
OMG! I THINK THERE IS SOMETHING SERIOUSLY WRONG WITH THAT GIRL!
I’m sorry, this just breaks all logic.
Wtf…How did I never see this before now, and WTF AGAIN WHY IS THIS SO FAMILIAR
haha its funny cause i didn’t think it would work..so i tried it lol it does work :O
I WANT ONE D:
What is that supposed to be???
I want that
Ok so i lost track of how many times i read this poem and even though i am still not sure of what this poem is talking about exactly I think that the stars in the poem represent a person that is very old and has in a way always been part of the speakers life as well as the life of others and as the speaker is reflecting upon hes own life and realizes that he doesn’t want to live in some fantasy world where everything is perfect he wants to be part of the real world and as he realizes this he also realizes that he is to late because hes time has come to an end..so hes dying.
tygunlock asked: So tell me, what do you think of a false spring? ;)
i think this is about a woman that before she got to college she was sort of a book worm :) like she had goals and plans for her future until one day something happened and it made her loose track of all those things she once wanted and so she basically want to find herself again. and i think that “what one serious frost can accomplish.” is like that thing what ever it is that made her the shell of a woman she is today…idk
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