Architectural details of Reims Cathedral, a masterpiece of the gothic art, France (by Simon Greig).
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Not Iambic….Do Not Accept…
These tags I’ll pop, and boast in rhyming verse
that what I wear puts swagger in my gait;
though twenty shillings have I in my purse,
my self-esteem and manhood both inflate
when lofty furs I purchase for a cent.
Thy grandpa’s clothes are worthy salvage, though
they smell a trifle musty. Still, I spent
much less to dress myself from head to toe.
To save or not to save? The question’s moot.
I’ll never give my coin to high-street crooks.
These dusty shelves will yield their hidden loot
to those, like me, more frugal in their looks.
Like ancient coins washed up on distant shores,
I’ll find my treasures in these thrifty stores.
- Macklemore, “Thrift Shoppe”
*Crying with laughter*
ITS IN IAMBIC PENTAMETER. SWEET JESUS THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE THING.
Reblogging for the iambic pentameter
IT’S NOT JUST IN IAMBIC PENTAMETER
IT’S IN RHYMING IAMBIC PENTAMETER
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Art by Mark Tomczak (tumblr)
In Plato’s Gorgias (circa 380 BCE), Socrates speaks of “the Thessalian enchantresses, who, as they say, bring down the moon from heaven at the risk of their own perdition.” Virgil and Horace make similar references to the legendary ability of women from Thessaly to pluck the moon from the sky.
Aglaonike or Aganice of Thessaly was known for predicting lunar eclipses. Plutarch wrote that she was “thoroughly acquainted with the periods of the full moon when it is subject to eclipse, and, knowing beforehand the time when the moon was due to be overtaken by the earth’s shadow, imposed upon the women, and made them all believe that she was drawing down the moon.” Although she may have played on the naivety of others, Aglaonike’s understanding of lunar eclipses makes her one of the first female astronomers.