2013-04-29

Le Mystère



The god beeing burned in this sort, and perceiving that promise and faith was broken, bee fled away without utterance of any word, from the eyes and hands of his most unhappy wife.

Le dieu brûlé se réveille en sursaut. Il voit le secret trahi, la foi violée, et, sans dire un seul mot, il va fuir à tire d'aile les regards et les embrassements de son épouse infortunée.

L'Âne d'or ou les Métamorphoses / Apulée, Le Conte d'Amour et de Psyché
The Golden Ass (Asinus aureus) or The Metamorphoses / Apuleius, Tale of Cupid and Psyche (IV, 28, 1 - VI, 24, 4)
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1666/1666-h/1666-h.htm

Jacopo Zucchi : Amor and Psyche, 1589
Instigated by her jealous sisters, Psyche, oil lamp in hand, sneaks up to take a forbidden peek at her as yet unseen lover.
Vivat ! Crescat ! Floreat !