Asaia Birdwinged

Tharian queen, far-seer, most learned mistress, on the wings of birds do your words travel...


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So many people sang Sappho’s songs that she was called the tenth muse. Solon the Athenian law-giver, one of the seven sages, heard a boy singing a Sappho song. He asked the boy to teach it to him, “so that I may learn it and die.” As we pluck our guitars and banjos and do our best to sing her poems, we are in a line - a very fragmented line - of musicians who learned her songs in the centuries after she lived and some who now make songs inspired by her poems. She is so distant and so unknown to us, yet real and and achingly beautiful, like the rosy-fingered moon she described as pouring light over both the flowery fields and the salty sea. She shines her poetic light on us, as she has on so many others, across a distance of twenty-six centuries; but it’s “the same moonlight”.

Chris Mason, ‘Bright Lyre Becomes Voice: Translating Sappho into Songs’, The Antioch Review 67 (2009)

Chris Mason is a member of Old Songs, a band that translates ancient Greek poetry and sets it to music in an Appalachian folk style. You can listen to it here; it’s really, really good. 

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Goblet Shaped Like an Owl

Poland, 1720s

The Hermitage Museum

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Tamora Pierce Femslash Week is coming up! We’re excepting work for any of Tammy’s series, canon and non-canon pairings alike. Give us graphics, write us fic or meta or headcanons, draw some fanart - it’s all fair game! Just make sure you tag your content with #tpfemslash within the first five tags of your post so that we can find it and reblog it here.

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Birds of Australia 1910-28 by Gregory Mathews on Flickr.

The Birds of Australia 1910-28 by Gregory Mathews is a monumental work which took over 18 years to produce,
comprising over 630 superb original hand coloured lithographs, drawn by J. Keulemans, R. Green and H. Gronvold. Rarer than John Gould’s work on Australian birds, with only 225 sets ever produced, most of which are in institutional collections and the last record of the complete individual lithographs being offered for sale in Australia was over 20 years ago.
Gregory Macalister Mathews (1876-1949) born in NSW to a wealthy grazing family. He settled in England at the turn of the century and over the next 40 years with the help of his secretary Tom Iredale, he devoted his life to Australian ornithology. His contribution, particularly taxonomy was profound. Along with John Gould’s Birds of Australia, 1840-1869, Mathew’s’ The Birds of Australia, is a cornerstone of Australian ornithology.

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