a-l-ancien-regime:

"Purple tulips, white flowering prunus, narcissus and pink chrysanthemum" 19th Century (detail)  Pancrace Bessa (1772 – after 1836) French natural history artist. Oil on paper Private collection

a-l-ancien-regime:

"Purple tulips, white flowering prunus, narcissus and pink chrysanthemum" 19th Century (detail)
Pancrace Bessa (1772 – after 1836) French natural history artist.

Oil on paper
Private collection

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.

W.H. Auden “Squares and Oblongs” (via wordsnquotes)