With the Passing of Time

Eclogue

Posted on: May 28, 2009

eclogue
\ECK-log\ | noun

1 : a poem in which shepherds converse

Another new word for me, although I prefer Wikipedia’s definition (a poem in a classical style on a pastoral subject) or the Encyclopedia Brittanica (which simply says its usually written in dialogue) because the shepherds converse part, while very interesting as a form of poetry, does seem more than a little out dated.

One of the classics is The Eclogues by Virgil, and you can find eclogues in art and even music. I’m glad I know this word but I don’t have much to say about it today. Maybe next month when things have died down a bit. In the meantime, two nice pictures that come up on Flickr: one of a cat drinking from a sink (they quote from Virgil in the notes; only reason I can think of why it comes up in a search) and one of a lovely bucolic scene.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Willingness to join soil, sound, hands; memory follows me ~ Viggo Mortensen
May 2009
S M T W T F S
« Apr   Jun »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

Credits

Daily words come from Merriam-Webster's word of the day. All rambling comes from my head.

Copyright

Creative Commons License
© 2008 - 2009 With the Passing of Time. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to With the Passing of Time with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
%d bloggers like this: