Sunday, January 24, 2016


  Like you I had found this
  to be a suspiciously posh
  little saddle, but on the
  other hand, I must admit,
  it only enhanced my sense
  of its being auspicious.


...                        each lord            
Touched at his sleeve for the ace he'd hidden there.

David Ferry
Of No Country I Know
  New and Selected Poems
  and Translations
  The Embarkation
  for Cythera
University of Chicago, 1999©

Antoine Watteau
L'embarquement pour Cythère
Palais du Louvre

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