The Lake of Dreams, the Sea of Rains, the Gulf of Dews, the Ocean of Fecundity

Susan Seddon Boulet, "Moon Cup"

Susan Seddon Boulet, “Moon Cup”

“What special affinities appeared to him to exist between the moon and woman? Her antiquity in preceding and surviving successive tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent and refluent waters: her power to enamour, to mortify, to invest with beauty, to render insane, to incite to and aid delinquency: the tranquil inscrutability of her visage: the terribility of her isolated dominant implacable resplendent propinquity: her omens of tempest and of calm: the stimulation of her light, her motion and her presence: the admonition of her craters, her arid seas, her silence: her splendour, when visible: her attraction, when invisible.”

James Joyce, “Ulysses”

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13 Responses to The Lake of Dreams, the Sea of Rains, the Gulf of Dews, the Ocean of Fecundity

  1. lampmagician says:

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  2. Hypnotic writing & a beautiful image to accompany. A wonderful thing to discover early here at the screen!

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  3. Maria F. says:

    What a painting! It seems as though the earth has penetrated her, as seen through the transparencies, and everything keeps on working, in spite of her human form!

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  4. Brian Carlin says:

    The luminous lunessence suffuses through and by her. Beautiful image.

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  5. Hi Monika, What do you understand by the phrase “surviving successive tellurian generations”?


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