Thursday, June 13, 2019


Life has loveliness to sell,
Music like a curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
And for your spirit's still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.
~from Barter by Sara Teasdale

Every Day Poems shared Sara Teasdale's Barter the other day and that's what made me think of featuring gold for Art Thursday.

Egyptian ring, between 1150 and 1069 BC

Chapel Roof; Krakow Cathedral mkII in Kraków, Poland
photo by -wit-

Gilded statues of mythological beings of the Himpahan-Forest at the Wat Phra Kaew in Bangkok (Thailand). In the foreground an Apsornsi, half woman, half lion. In the background a Kinnorn, half man, half bird.
photo by Manfred Werner

Pouring Liquid Gold
photo by Dan Brown, London

James Webb Space Telescope's mirrors are covered in a microscopically thin layer of gold, which optimizes them for reflecting infrared light, which is the primary wavelength of light this telescope will observe.
Image credit: NASA/Goddard/Chris Gunn

1981 24 karat gold plated DeLorean, William F Harrah Foundation National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada


Pop said...

Very interesting (and diverse) items today, Tabatha.

The molten gold photo was mesmerizing...the bit about the microscopic layer of gold on the telescope mirrors was fascinating, and the Egyptian ring made me wonder if that was a chariot in front of the horses and, if so, what was the significance of it facing the horses.

Retta said...

I LOVE the poem by Sara Teasdale. I read the complete poem from the link. Then read it again and again. So full of imagery. I create images with paint, and she creates images with words. Simply beautiful! What a talent.

Cheriee Weichel said...

It took me forever to read your post today because I read a poem, then I read it again. Then I let it sit inside me for a bit before going on to the next one. They are all profound, but the Adam and Eve made my heart ache.