The Muse Erato

>> Tuesday, October 7

In the Orphic hymn to the Muses, Erato, the muse of lyric poetry, is described as the fair one who enchants the sight. Since the Renaissance, she is often portrayed with a wreath of myrtle and roses, holding a lyre, or a small kithara, a musical instrument that she is said to have created.

Artist Simon Vouet's representation shows two turtle-doves eating seeds at her feet, others have her holding a golden arrow, reminding one of "eros" -- the feeling that Erato inspires in her unwitting yet all-too-willing preys.

Present backdrop. The third muse merrily resides in a sanctuary of butterflies, birds, and wise, ancient trees. She writes songs atop a mushroom called "Sammy" and is neighbor to the fire flies of a vacant lot right next to hers. Erato is the first and only lady of her turf, consort to the Monarch of music.
Here, a portrait: (the muse, the monarch and their mushroom)

She thinks in rhymes half the timefand spends her 'sometimes' in a daft writing spell. The journal you are reading is of little things and nothing at all; of poetry and prose; of noise and lullabies. All from the "happy endings" oeuvre of Erato, the muse behind Cupid's countless victims.

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