Sunday, February 14, 2021

BW7: Daughters of Mnemosyne - Erato

Courtesy of Greek Boston

 Happy Valentines Day! We are going to dive into the world of romance literature this week as well as love poetry.  Our next Daughter of Mnemosyne is Erato, the muse of lyric and love poetry. Her name means the Lovely One and her symbol is the Kithara and she wears of wreath made from myrtle and roses. 

How do I love thee, let me count the ways!  

Dip your toes into Shakespeare's Sonnets, love poems of Rumi or Pablo Nerudaancient love Poems from Japan by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu to contemporary poetry written by Rupi Kaur

Romance novels come in all shapes and sizes and ratings from G to XXX, from the Victorian to the Contemporary, from the simple boy meets girl, to musically inclined heroes and heroines to those set in a fantasy world to the magical and mythical  to the not so lost in space

Read a book with Erato in the title

Read a book with roses on the cover or in the title.

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Share your favorite love poem and have fun exploring rabbit trails. 


Count of Monte Cristo Readalong

VII The Interrogation

VIII The Catheau D'If

IX The Evening of the Betrothal

When we practice to deceive... Danglers makes sure Caderousse is drunk enough not to interfere while he entices Fernand by writing a letter and throws it in the corner where he knows Fernand won't be able to resist retrieving and delivering it to the authorities.  Once Caderousse understands what Danglers and Fernand have done, why do you think he agrees to stay quiet?  Do you think Dantes is a bonapartist or innocently delivering a letter because he promised the captain.  Is the scene with Monsieur de Villefort, Marseille's Deputy Crown Prosecutor, a foreshadowing what's to come when Dantes is brought before him. What do you think he'll do?  Share your thoughts and comments about the story so far. 


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1 comment:

  1. Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Happy Valentine's day
    To you too!


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