|The School of Athens - Raphael|
You may be interested in Wikipedia's entry on this Frescoe. It includes possibilities of who the philosophers might be and close-ups of some of them. - The School of Athens - Wikipedia.
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Our music this week by Antonio Vivaldi is Bassoon Concertos beginning with Concerto A Minor.
|Playing a Bassoon|
Vivaldi's music is so light and happy....
If you haven't read it yet, I recommend the children's picture book, I Vivaldi. It gives a short, but sweet introduction to his life.
What do you think of Rainer Maria Rilke's poems so far? They are definitely different, but interesting. Today's poem is short but thought provoking and even through the translation by Robert Bly you sense a beauty in the words.
My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp;
it has inner light, even from a distance-
and charges us, even if we do not reach it,
into something else, which, hardly sensing it,
we already are; a gesture waves us on
answering our own wave...
but what we feel is the wind in our faces.
And our poem by Robert Louis Stevenson this week is
The Sun's Travels
The sun is not a-bed, when I At night upon my pillow lie; Still round the earth his way he takes, And morning after morning makes. While here at home, in shining day, We round the sunny garden play, Each little Indian sleepy-head Is being kissed and put to bed. And when at eve I rise form tea, Day dawns beyond the Atlantic Sea; And all the children in the west Are getting up and being dressed.