It's book week 7 in our 52 Books Quest and we are diving into the world of romance literature this week as well as love poetry. It’s quite apropos that 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.
Dip your toes into Shakespeare's Sonnets, love poems of Rumi or Pablo Neruda, ancient love Poems from Japan by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu to contemporary poetry written by Rupi Kaur.
"Love is the Water of Life. "
"Because of you, in gardens of blossoming flowers I ache from the perfumes of spring."
"A woman's face with Nature's own hand painted
Hast thou, the master-mistress of my passion;"
"Remembering you . . .
The fireflies of this marsh
seem like sparks
from my body's longing."
“Dragons sleep in the earth here. Claire is barely scraping a living on her friend's ranch near Tucson, Arizona. She looks after the long-abandoned horse facility, makes occasional attempts to resuscitate her academic career, and pays the bills, more or less, with her skills as an animal communicator. Those skills don't always let her say the tactful thing to the human with the checkbook. Sometimes she has to tell the truth.
After a particularly unfortunate session, Claire gets one last chance to keep her home and her livelihood. A small herd of horses needs a place to live and a person to care for them. But these are no ordinary horses. They represent an old, old breed, the rarest in the world, and they protect an ancient and terrible secret. And something is hunting them.
The ranch is a perfect sanctuary. The powers that live on and under and above it can protect the horses—if Claire can control them. But first she has to control her own abilities, and learn to believe in herself.”
I finished the Book of Secrets (#1 Last Oracle series) by Melissa McShane and will post a review a bit later. Looking forward to reading more in the series.
Haven’t decided which romance related book I’ll be reading for our erato read.
Onward and upward with Count of Monte Cristo!!!
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