samedi 3 décembre 2016

What is the most important... ?


What is the most important in a gay blog ?
Pics or words ?
Sex or love ?
Porn or feelings ?
Body or beauty ?

If you enjoy my blog, 
You know the way I answer those questions....

Bruno


Your name is Bruno....
I loved you, Bruno...
You know it...
I loved you so much...

I remember your long hair....


I will not give up on you....


About Eraste de Saint-Amant's poems


Dear visitors of Eros in Arcadia,

A few of you asked me some background info about "Eraste de Saint-Amant", with some nice comments about his "Poèmes garçonniers" (Poems about boys).

Eraste de Saint-Amant is probably a nickname, or a writer's name...

I don't know what his real name is...

I bought in a flea market in London a notebook with a leather cover, and a few von Gloeden's pics inside (modern prints, postcards etc...). Most of the notebook's content was poems... Poems in French... Handwritten poems...

All these poems had a date.

Most of the poems had a title, but not the all of them...

Eraste of Saint-Amant is a French guy, obviously... He could be considered as a contemporary heir of the British Uranian poetical school (XIXth c.), but there are also some links with Ancient Greek, Arabic and Persian poetry devoted to the beauty of boys...

Eraste's poems are about the beauty of boys, late teen, early twink boys...

I love their mood, their focus, their music, the way they play with French language and with his (our ?) intimate feelings...

While publishing them on my blog, I do my best to post these texts as they were written, without any editing... Sometimes, it is hard to decipher the date of the poem, I usually put an interrogation mark when I am not sure...

I am planning to publish a printed edition of Saint-Amant's poems...

If anyone among my visitors has any information about him, please, let me know....

I did my best to get in touch with Saint-Amant, to reach the real guy behind the nickname, but until now, I am unsuccessful....

Perhaps Eraste de Saint-Amant is dead...

If he is still alive, and if, by chance he reads my blog, please, contact me or leave a comment !!!

With admiration for your poetry !

Mark

Memories from the Golden Years



"Bel éphèbe blond à la peau dorée,
Te souviens-tu des jours heureux,
Des jeux solaires dans les jardins d'Eden,
Lorsque tu dansais avec le temps qu'il fait,
Avec le temps qu'il passe, avec le temps qu'il faut...

Bel éphèbe blond à la peau dorée,
Te souviens-tu des regards qui t'aimaient,
Des désirs qui te caressaient avec une audace timide,
Des rêves qui t'enlaçaient de leur mélodie silencieuse
Tandis que tu suivais des yeux les rebonds d'une balle ?"

Eraste de Saint-Amant
Poèmes garçonniers, 1999.

Refusing to love...