The art of carving pictures in wood- an ancient tradition older than any of us, accompanied by excerpts of a poem that are even older.
of her and her trim-ankled daughter whom Aidoneus rapt away,
given to him by all-seeing Zeus the loud-thunderer.
she was playing with the deep-bosomed daughters of Oceanus
and gathering flowers over a soft meadow, roses and crocuses and beautiful violets, irises also and hyacinths
and the narcissus which Earth made to grow at the will of Zeus
and to please the Host of Many, to be a snare for the bloom-like girl -- a marvellous, radiant flower.
from its root grew a hundred blooms and it smelled most sweetly,
so that all wide heaven above and the whole earth and the sea's salt swell laughed for joy.