Thursday, 10 April 2014

Une Invitation au Voyage
Postcards from Venice, on Baudelaire's Birthday

Think, would it not be
Sweet to live with me
All alone, my child, my love?

See, their voyage past,
To their moorings fast,
On the still canals asleep

We should have a room
Never out of bloom:
Tables polished by the palm
Of the vanished hours
Should reflect rare flowers
In that amber-scented calm;
Ceilings richly wrought,
Mirrors deep as thought,
Walls with eastern splendor hung,
All should speak apart
To the homesick heart
In its own dear native tongue.
There, restraint and order bless
Luxury and voluptuousness.

Quoted from the poem "L'invitation au voyage"
by Charles Baudelaire, translation by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Click for the complete poem @ Poetry Dispatch!
Photographed in Venice, February 2012
Images © by Merisi
R e p o s t
Images and Text © by Merisi


  1. Venice seems to be a great place. Definitely on my to-visit list of nearby destinations.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  2. In Venedig war ich bisher nur einmal während des Karnevals. Ich möchte dorthin noch einmal reisen in der Zeit ausserhalb des Karnevals.

  3. Merci beaucoup pour ce voyage à Venise,
    et par ailleurs,
    j'aime venir me promener sur tes pages dans un Vienne magnifique en ce printemps.
    très belles journées

  4. What lies behind the mask? Beautiful as it is, what horrors does it hide?
    Love the poem, it is a long time since read Baudelaire.

  5. Masks are always so the aqua blue!


  6. Beautiful captures and I do love the poem!! A lovely way to start my day, Merisi! Have a lovely weekend!!

    Where can we BUY these please? ? ?

  8. That top image is just a little creepy. But maybe it's just me. :)

  9. Terrific shots! That costume and mask is quite intriguing...

  10. These are especially enjoyable in light of my recent reading of Behrend's CITY OF FALLING ANGELS.


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