Il serpente que danza
di Charles Beaudelaire
O quant’amo vedere, cara indolente,
Delle tue membra belle,
Come tremula stella rilucente,
Luccicare la pelle!
Sulla capigliatura tua profonda
Dall’acri essenze asprine,
Odorosa marea bagabonda
Di onde turchine,
Come un bastimento che si desta
Al vento antelucano
L’anima mia al salpare s’ppresta
Per un cielo lontano.
I tuoi occhi in cui nulla si rivela
Di dolce ne d’amaro
Son due freddi gioielli, una miscela
D’oro e di duro acciaro.
Quando cammini cadenzatamente
Si direbbe, al vederti, che un serpente
Danzi in cima a un bastone.
† Short Stories
by Bridgid Patrick
I was walking down the river bank it was just the other night
When a vampire with a fishing rod gave me a real bad fright
‘I haven’t had a bite all day’ it said and bared its drooling fangs
‘A pint or two of your cool blood will cure my hunger pangs’
It chased me down the cemetary as silent as the grave
Where spooks and ghouls and zombies were I said ‘Bridgid man! be brave’
The vampire leapt upon me, we tumbled and we fell
Headlong down a deep dark hole, which led right down to hell
In hell he chased the devil himself who yelled in the confusion,
‘Help me Bridgid baby, or I’ll need a blood transfusion!
† Short Stories
Lady Lilith is an oil painting by Dante Gabriel Rossetti originally painted in 1866 using his mistress, Fanny Cornforth, as a model. At the insistence of shipping magnate Frederick Richards Leyland, Lady Lilith was partly repainted in 1868 using the face of Alexa Wilding.
On 9 April 1866 Rossetti wrote to Frederick Leyland:
As you continue to express a wish to have a good picture of mine, I write you word of another I have now begun, which will be one of my best. The picture represents a lady combing her hair. It is the same size as Palmifera – 36 x 31 inches, and will be full of material, – a landscape seen in the background. Its color chiefly white and silver, with a great mass of golden hair.
It was commissioned by Leyland in early 1866 and Lady Lilith was delivered to him in early 1869 (with the above mentioned medofication) at a price of £472 – quite a lot for that time 😉
The text that was attached to the painting, originally titled “Body’s Beauty” is in sync with that of another painting of Rossetti’s. He later renames the poem to “Lilith”
Find the poem –> HERE <–
Lady Lilith was donated in 1935 to the Delaware Art Museum where it is now displayed.
There are several copies pertaining to the painter.
A large 1867 replica of Lady Lilith – in watercolor and showing the face of Cornforth, is now owned by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The text that accompanies it is a fragment from Goethe’s Faust:
“Beware of her fair hair, for she excells
All women in the magic of her locks,
And when she twines them round a young man’s neck
she will not ever set him free again.”
† Vampire Art
The Lamia is an oil painting by Herbert James Draper, completed in 1909 as part of a series. He focused mainly on mythological themes from ancient Greece – as was the fashion at the time of his prime.
For The Lamia it is believed that Draper used Win Green, a model at the Royal Academy schools.
She is posing in profile, with a snake on her forearm and a snakeskin belt around her lower body.
NOTE: You can easily find prints or hand-made reproductions of this peace as it is a popular one of the artist 😉
† Vampire Art
||Name: Dmitry Luchin
Born – 1996 / Died – ****
Number of victims: 1
Dmitry Luchin killed his girlfriend on the International Womens Day this year. The 21 year old has been found apt to stand trial for the murder of his 45 year old partner – Olga B.
After hitting her over the head and stabbing her in the chest area (at least 25 injuries were reported to have been inflicted) he sexually assaulted her corpse.
Dmitry proceeded to fashion himself a dinner from her fried brain, ears and nipples – accompanied by a glass of her blood.
The former military man confessed to his crime, however Dmitry Luchin has offered no reason for his actions.
The trial is set for next year
† Vampiric Murderers