Erotic Fridays: Emma Lazarus

No, not THAT Lazarus, the other one, Emma.

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Emma Lazarus (July 22, 1849 – November 19, 1887) was an American author of poetry, prose, and translations, as well as an activist. She wrote the sonnet “The New Colossus” in 1883, which includes “lines of world-wide welcome”. Its lines appear inscribed on a bronze plaque on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, installed in 1903, a decade and a half after Lazarus’s death. The last stanza of the sonnet was set to music by Irving Berlin as the song “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor” for the 1949 musical Miss Liberty, which was based on the sculpting of the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World). Lee Hoiby also set the last stanza in his song “The Lady of the Harbor” written in 1985 as part of his song cycle “Three Women”. Lazarus was also the author of Poems and Translations (New York, 1867); Admetus, and other Poems (1871); Alide: an Episode of Goethe’s Life (Philadelphia, 1874); Poems and Ballads of Heine (New York, 1881); Poems, 2 vols. ; Narrative, Lyric and Dramatic; as well as Jewish Poems and Translations.

She is pretty well known for The New Colossus, but you know she wrote other stuff, right? Like this here offering for this week. Enjoy and have a good one!

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

Assurance

by Emma Lazarus

Last night I slept, and when I woke her kiss
Still floated on my lips. For we had strayed
Together in my dream, through some dim glade,
Where the shy moonbeams scarce dared light our bliss.
The air was dank with dew, between the trees,
The hidden glow-worms kindled and were spent.
Cheek pressed to cheek, the cool, the hot night-breeze
Mingled our hair, our breath, and went,
As sporting with our passion. Low and deep
Spake in mine ear her voice: “And didst thou dream,
This could be buried? This could be sleep?
And love be thralled to death! Nay whatso seem,
Have faith, dear heart; THIS IS THE THING THAT IS!”
Thereon I woke and on my lips her kiss.

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Throwback Thursday: More Daegu

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Here’s another pic with my classes.  I loved going around, being queen for a day. Not teaching; but eating and having fun. The kiddies loved it as well. We are all al little lax that day!

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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Trina ft. Tweet: No Panties

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Like the meme says; you ain’t getting in this for free!  Have a good one my peeps!

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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Travel Tuesday: Iximche

Here’s today’s Mayan temple, Iximche

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Iximcheʼ (/iʃimˈtʃeʔ/) (or Iximché using Spanish orthography) is a Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican archaeological site in the western highlands of Guatemala. Iximche was the capital of the Late Postclassic Kaqchikel Maya kingdom from 1470 until its abandonment in 1524. The architecture of the site included a number of pyramid-temples, palaces and two Mesoamerican ballcourts. Excavators uncovered the poorly preserved remains of painted murals on some of the buildings and ample evidence of human sacrifice. The ruins of Iximche were declared a Guatemalan National Monument in the 1960s. The site has a small museum displaying a number of pieces found there, including sculptures and ceramics. It is open daily.

A Guatemalan historian first described the ruins of Iximche in the late 17th century. They were visited various times by scholars during the 19th century, who published plans and descriptions. Serious investigations of the site started in the 1940s and continued sporadically until the early 1970s.In 1980, during the Guatemalan Civil War, a meeting took place at the ruins between guerillas and Maya leaders that resulted in the guerillas stating that they would defend indigenous rights. A ritual was carried out at the site in 1989 in order to reestablish the ruins as a sacred place for Maya ceremonies.[18] United States President George W. Bush visited the site in 2007,[19] and in the same year Iximche was the venue for the III Continental Summit of Indigenous Peoples and Nationalities of Abya Yala.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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Black Barbie Chronicles: More Korean Street Food

The one the only, Gimbap.  This is the main thing I lived off of for a good 3 months in Korea.  Not because it was all I could order ( which is true), but this shit is so simple and filling.  It is the all perfect food.  Please do enjoy and trust; it tastes as good as it looks. It’s also quite healthy to boot. Just as soon as I can find the pickled yellow radish, I’m making my own,  Have a great week.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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Music Sunday: Hole

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Yes, I do!  This is one of my favs!  Have a good one.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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Noir Saturday: Key Largo

Ahh, classic Bogey and Bacal, Key Largo.

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This classic film noir by John Huston stars Humphrey Bogart as World War II vet Frank McCloud. Visiting Key Largo to pay his respects to the family of his late war buddy, McCloud attempts to comfort his comrade’s widow, Nora (Lauren Bacall), and father, James Temple (Lionel Barrymore), who operate a hotel. But McCloud realizes that mobsters, led by the infamous Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson), are staying in the hotel. When the criminals take over the establishment, conflict is inevitable.

Check it out tonight @ 11PM on TCM CST or 9AM CST. Enjoy and check out the trailer.

F. M. Laster

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.” -Mae West

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