CAPTION 3: For Sappho, I chose this image because these words capture both her soul and style, as a true composer. I admire and relate to Sappho: we're both female poets who write lyrically, plus our words aim to dig deep into the pits of our art. Sappho's poems dealt with Eros, so it could be experience by both men and women. The rawness and melody of her words offset the paradoxical content she explores. Sappho never ceases to impress me.
"We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for." - - John Keating (Robin Williams) | Jessica made this with Spoken.ly
Happy Birthday Victor Hugo! (1802-1885) a French poet, novelist, and dramatist. considered one of the most well-known French Romantic writers. outside France, one of his best-known work is the novel Les Misérables (1862) Victor Hugo's novel is considered one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century Find more about Victor Hugo on Poemhunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/victor-marie-hugo/