Aoede Picture

Parch’d of words, parch’d of lauds,
Lorn and tynéd fro my wame –
‘Seech I more perforce indeed:
Lap I of thee: Thou art want.

With dulcet gust thine floret,
Which I yet would not do –
Pray I thee for thine avail –
Lave me in it; I want more!

For my loe, not be adust.

Come see as the wind: Chant –
I let thee come in –
Come see as the wind, Aœde.

As of lote – upon thee dote,
Lowing ‘tis, true forsooth,
Tisn’t a tongue, nay merely mote,
Thou art grandly mae than couth’:
Eft and e’er doth it eke –
I am what I do behold.

For my loe, not be adust.

Come see as the wind: Chant –
I let thee come in –
Come see as the wind, Aœde.


[ Aœde – Theatre of Tragedy ]


Meet the wonderful Luisa, a dear friend of mine who agreed to pose for me (and she truly makes a beautiful model, doesn’t she?).
Aœde was one of the three original Muses together with her sisters Melete (meditation) and Mneme (memory). Aœde was the Muse of song.
There are two reasons for the title: the first, and most obvious, is that Luisa’s profile really looks like that of a Greek Goddess; the second is that I know that music is a huge part of her life: she’d be a perfect Muse of Song.
Euterpe - Greek Muse of Music
Black Muse - White Muse
Aoede
Muse Profile: Puck
Muse of music