Poem of the Week

Sonnet 8

Sonnet 8
William Shakespeare

Why lov’st thou that which thou receiv’st not gladly,
Music to hear, why hear’st thou music sadly?
Sweets with sweets war not, joy delights in joy.
Or else receiv’st with pleasure thine annoy?
If the true concord of well-tuned sounds,
By unions married, do offend thine ear,
They do but sweetly chide thee, who confounds
In singleness the parts that thou shouldst bear.
Mark how one string, sweet husband to another,
Strikes each in each by mutual ordering,
Resembling sire and child and happy mother,
Who all in one, one pleasing note do sing;  
Whose speechless song, being many, seeming one,  
Sings this to thee:
“Thou single wilt prove none.”

Sculpture Saturday

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Queen Victoria, London, 2016

Saturday Sculpture was hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger.

To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to below because Mind over Memory’s has had to stop hosting. Between a new graduate program and work, she’s super busy

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try.

I made a new little logo for Sculpture Saturday. Feel free to use it.

Sculpture Saturday

Sculpture Saturday

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Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Saturday Sculpture was hosted by the Mind over Memory blogger.

To join in, what you need to do is:

  • Share a photo of a sculpture
  • Link to below because Mind over Memory’s has had to stop hosting. Between a new graduate program and work, she’s super busy

It’s a fun challenge. Give it a try.

I made a new little logo for Sculpture Saturday. Feel free to use it.

Sculpture Saturday

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday Header 495 (9 Nov 2019) International Nevelty Orchestra

What a great prompt this week!

I went in search of lively orchestra photos. Here’s what I found in Flickr Commons.

Murray Family Orchestra

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Missouri State Archives, 1925

Pic-nic Orchestra

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National Library of Medicine, 1805 – Artist James Gillray

Chanute Ladies’ Cornet Band

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Russian Orchestra

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National Library of Australia, 1936

I wonder whether these folks were Russians living in Australia or were visiting Australia from Russia. There wasn’t much information.

Synco Novelty Orchestra

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Springfield, Ohio, 1921

To see more Sepia Saturday posts, click here.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs

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Indonesia

Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week we’re challenged to share photos of signs. What will you share?

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Taipei

For more black and white photos from this week’s theme click here.

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Cambodia

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

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old music thing, Dawes House

Each week Cee challenges bloggers to share black and white photos based on a theme. This week we’re challenged to share photos of things made of wood. What will you share?

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Australia

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Gramophone, Dawes House, Evanston, Ill

For more black and white photos from this week’s theme click here.

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Sepia Saturday

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This week’s prompt sent me searching for people, particularly young people, playing stringed instruments. Here’s what I found.

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State Library of Queensland, 1905

The exposure of this photo of a boy playing the violin gives it an ethereal feeling.

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State Library of NSW, circa 1910

Henry Morton Nazareto Orchestra

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National Archives U.K. 1948

In the Cayman Islands

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LOC, 1930

Harpist at the Turkish Embassy

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