The Nightmare. Painting by Henry Fuseli.
Poem by Erasmus Darwin.
So on his Nightmare through the evening fog
Flits the squab Fiend o'er fen, and lake, and bog;
Seeks some love-wilder'd maid with sleep oppress'd,
Alights, and grinning sits upon her breast.
Such as of late amid the murky sky
Was mark'd by Fuseli's poetic eye;
Whose daring tints, with Shakespeare's happiest grace,
Gave to the airy phantom form and place.--
Back o'er her pillow sinks her blushing head,
Her snow-white limbs hang helpless from the bed;
Her interrupted heart-pulse swims in death.
O'er her fair limbs convulsive tremors fleet,
Start in her hands, and struggle in her feet;
In vain to scream with quivering lips she tries,
And strains in palsy'd lids her tremulous eyes;
In vain she wills to run, fly, swim, walk, creep;
The Will presides not in the bower of Sleep.
—On her fair bosom sits the Demon-Ape
Erect, and balances his bloated shape;
Rolls in their marble orbs his Gorgon-eyes,
And drinks with leathern ears her tender cries.
Erasmus Darwin. Expanded in his "The Loves of the Plants" (1789), for which Fuseli provided the frontispiece.
David Brahinsky, Guy DeRosa, and Noemi Bolton will be at the Womanspace Terhune Orchards in Princeton, NJ. on Oct 22, 5-7PM with songs of Love and Hope.
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Womanspace will launch its 2019 Communities of Light™ Peace Begins At Home campaign. This campaign, now in its eighteenth year, is a powerful symbol of hope and solidarity for those affected by domestic and sexual violence in our community
Womanspace Communities of Light Launch Event October 22
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Songs of Love and Wonder
Sunday, October 6, 2019, 3 P.M.
Songs by: Kate Wolf, Tom Paxton, Cheryl Wheeler, Chris Smither and Phil Ochs
David Brahinsky(guitar and vocals)
Paul Prestopino (mandolin, banjo and guitar)
Robert George (banjo, mandolin and guitar)
Noemi Bolton ( guitar and vocals)
and Nalani and Sarina Bolton (vocals)
Benefit for the Allentown, N.J. Library
16 Main Street
Allentown, N.J., 08501
(609) 259 756/(609) 915 8971
Doors open 2:30. Refreshments available. Limited seating.
Suggested contribution: $10
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