welkinlions:

Wagner, Valkyrie

Ferdinand Leeke (April 7, 1859 - 1923) was a German Painter, famous for his depictions of scenes from Wagnerian Operas. A native of Burg bei Magdeburg, Germany, he studied at the Munich Academy under Johann Herterich (1843-1905), a genre and historical painter, and with Alexander von Wagner (1838-1919), a Hungarian genre and landscape painter.

Around 1889, Siegfried Wagner, the son of the composer Richard Wagner, commissioned Leeke to paint a series of paintings showing scenes from ten operas by Wagner.
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April

No one’s despair is like my despair—

You have no place in this garden
thinking such things, producing
the tiresome outward signs; the man
pointedly weeding an entire forest,
the woman limping, refusing to change clothes
or wash her hair.

Do you suppose I care
if you speak to one another?
But I mean you to know
I expected better of two creatures
who were given minds: if not
that you would actually care for each other
at least that you would understand
grief is distributed
between you, among all your kind, for me
to know you, as deep blue
marks the wild scilla, white
the wood violet.

Louise Gluck

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shakypigment:

Illustration by Willy Pogany for Tannhauser
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celebration-upon-sorrows:

if you don’t think this is the tightest shit you’ve seen get the fuck out of my face

Apparently it’s a thing to crochet sweaters for turtles

kyos-cock:

So I accidentally discovered this picture while i was looking for cute things to crochet and THERE ARE ENTIRE BLOGS DEDICATED TO TURTLE COZIES.

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THEY LOOK SO CUTE THEY HAVE NORMAL ONES

THEY HAVE ONES THAT LOOK LIKE FUCKING BOWSER

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THEY HAVE ONES SHAPED LIKE ANIMALSimage

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THEY HAVE ENTIRE BLOGS DEDICATED TO MAKING YOUR TURTLES LOOK LIKE FOOD

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THE PUMPKIN IS SO CUTE BUT THIS GEM IS MY PERSONAL FAVORITE:

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BUT HOW DO YOU CHOOSE A FAVORITE WHEN THEY’RE ALL SO CUTE

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Matthew Scinto, Conductor

So Matt Scinto is not only one of the more talented young conductors I know, but one of the smartest (and most fun) people I know. Everything in this post resonates with me because I have noticed that for all the money Syracuse brags about getting and putting into the academic programs, the music school has seen almost none of it. The billion dollar endorsement the university received got the music school all of 3 smart boards that NOBODY uses. Please give this a read even if you don’t go to SU, it’s very well written and I’m sure many of you have endured something much like this.

chroniclebooks:

5 Unforgettable Love Letters to Libraries
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herownwrite:

Love’s regret
TannhauserA Dramatic PoemBy Richard WagnerFreely translated in poetic narrative form by T.W. RollestonPresented by Willy Pogany (Illustrator)Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York
1911
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