Melusine is a water fairy in European folklore – a feminine spirit of fresh waters in sacred springs and rivers. She is usually depicted as a serpent or fish from the waist down – a kind of mermaid.
Best viewed after heavy rain the river rushes down from the mountains through tree-hung, rocky chasms. Jagged rocks and crags divide the stream into a number of foaming cascades which tumble headlong over boulders between richly wooded banks.
n the book, The Bird of Night, the painting is a great soIurce of interest for poor, mad Frances who thinks he understands the painter’s intent! If you study the painting for a while it becomes haunting and, for me, so was this book!
Icicles, fern frost and Jack Frost with pictures
I am getting very tired of having to live with baby boomer stereotypes of the older woman! I don’t want to live in a world where I am constantly reassured that there is ‘life after fifty’ or ‘life after sixty’ (are we now to live in fear of seventy?)
It can have very negative connotations of something restricted, forbidden or beyond censure. But it gives me a warm sense of childhood awe and the amber light of candles and simple prayers.
How many poets are there
writing on commuter trains?