“In the West, to be the equal of men, women imitate them in their worst aspects, which is the best way of remaining inferior to them. That happens even in literature.” (Lydie Dattas)
Pink Hibiscus flower photographed by PJR
Blue Hibiscus flower photographed by MHP
A woman is “immoral” when she “tries to save her soul by asserting an ideal perfectly foreign to her nature.” (Lydie Dattas)
THIS POST IS DEDICATED TO LELIUS, WHO INTRODUCED ME TO THE GREAT CONTEMPORARY FRENCH POETESS, LYDIE DATTAS. ONE OF HER POEMS FROM Le Livre des Anges II MAY BE READ IN THE ORIGINAL FRENCH ON LELIUS’ PROFOUNDLY BEAUTIFUL SITE, PERLES D’ORPHEÉ.
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Have enjoyed your recent group of blogs. Lots of food for thought!
Thank you very much, Pippa, for your very kind dedication !
I’m really glad you found a correspondence with Lydie Dattas I admire.
I hope one next day her books will be translated into English so that you can more closely approach the generous light of this woman.
All the best !
And is it me, or does the pink flower look more aggressive and dominant? Just an observation…
I spotted his recommendation in the comments. Sounds like your kind of woman!
As always, Pete. x