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In Honour of National Poetry Month

Some rather lovely lines, taken from the ceiling of the Alhambra

The hands of the Pleiades will spend the night invoking
God's protection in their favour and they will awaken to
the gentle blowing of the breeze.
In here is a cupola which by its height becomes lost from
sight...

Apparently, someone's been translating and collating all the writing on the walls of the Alhambra, which I think is extremely cool. Thanks to mirabilis.ca for the link.

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egretplume
Apr. 6th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the lines and the link. It's such a fabulous project. I think the Alhambra was the most beautiful place I've ever seen.
intertext
Apr. 7th, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
I've never been, but have wanted to since studying it in History of Art way back in 1st year university :) I need a trip to Spain and Portugal sometime in the near future!
tree_and_leaf
Apr. 6th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! Thanks for this, and the link.
sartorias
Apr. 7th, 2009 12:04 am (UTC)
That is just so amazingly cool!
asakiyume
Apr. 7th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
Oh, that's a lovely quotation. Will check out the link.

I love National Poetry Month!
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