Sentient in Seattle – 25 March 2018

This Date in Literary History: Died 25 March 1969 – Max Eastman, an American activist, author, and poet.

“In March”
by Max Eastman

On a soaked fence-post a little blue-backed bird,
Opening her sweet throat, has stirred
A million music-ripples in the air
That curl and circle everywhere.
They break not shallow at my ear,
But quiver far within. Warm days are near!

Art for Spring – Part I of V: Mackenzie Thorpe (English, contemporary)

Below -“It’s Only a Butterfly”; “Where Love Goes”; “Boy Who Didn’t Get a Ticket”

For Your Information: 25 March is Tolkien Reading Day. In the words of one writer, this day “is an annual event, launched by The Tolkien Society in 2003, that takes place on 25 March. It has the aim of encouraging the reading of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, and the use of Tolkien’s works in education and library groups. The date of 25 March was chosen in honour of the fall of Sauron, in Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’.”

Art for Spring – Part II of V: Cynthia Thomas (American, contemporary)

Below (all bronze) – “Transition: Raven Woman”; “Tree Lady – Metamorphosis VIII Endurance”;“Freedom (Eagle Woman)”

This Date in Literary History: Born 25 March 1881 – Mary Webb, an English writer and poet.

“Green Rain”
by Mary Webb

Into the scented woods we’ll go,
And see the blackthorn swim in snow.
High above, in the budding leaves,
A brooding dove awakes and grieves;
The glades with mingled music stir,
And wildly laughs the woodpecker.
When blackthorn petals pearl the breeze,
There are the twisted hawthorne trees
Thick-set with buds, as clear and pale
As golden water or green hail-
As if a storm of rain had stood
Enchanted in the thorny wood,
and, hearing fairy voices call,
Hung poised, forgetting how to fall.

Art for Spring – Part III of V: Shah Kuang Ting (Chinese, contemporary)

Below – “Amorous Feelings”; “Aurora”; “Wind and Sea”

Worth a Thousand Words: Joshua Tree National Park, California.

Art for Spring – Part IV of V: Kim Tkatch (Russian, contemporary)

Below – “Pins”; “Holiday”; Untitled

This Date in Literary History: Born 25 March 1925 – Flannery O’Connor, and American short story writer and novelist.

Some quotes from the work of Flannery O’Connor:

“The way to despair is to refuse to have any kind of experience.”
“Most of us have learned to be dispassionate about evil, to look it in the face and find, as often as not, our own grinning reflections with which we do not argue, but good is another matter. Few have stared at that long enough to accept that its face too is grotesque, that in us the good is something under construction. The modes of evil usually receive worthy expression. The modes of good have to be satisfied with a cliche or a smoothing down that will soften their real look.”
“I hope you don’t have friends who recommend Ayn Rand to you. The fiction of Ayn Rand is as low as you can get re fiction. I hope you picked it up off the floor of the subway and threw it in the nearest garbage pail. She makes Mickey Spillane look like Dostoevsky.”
“Conviction without experience makes for harshness. ”
“To know oneself is, above all, to know what one lacks. It is to measure oneself against Truth, and not the other way around. The first product of self-knowledge is humility.”

Art for Spring – Part V of V: Theo Tobiasse (Israeli, 1927-2013)

Below – “Bearded Man With Flower”; “Leda and the Swan”; “Dixieland”

Musings in Spring: Kobayashi Issa


What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.

Contemporary American Art – Walasse Ting

In the words of one writer, “Walasse Ting is a Chinese-American visual artist and poet. His colorful paintings have attracted critical admiration and a popular following. Common subjects include nude women and cats, birds and other animals. He was born in Shanghai in 1929. He left China in 1946 and lived for a while in Hong Kong, then settled in Paris in 1952. Here he associated with artists such as Karel Appel, Asger Jorn, and Pierre Alechinsky, members of the avant-garde group, CoBrA. n 1957 he moved to America, and settled in New York where his work was influenced by pop art and abstract expressionism. He began primarily as an abstract artist, but the bulk of his work since the mid- 1970’s has been described as popular figuratism, with broad areas of color painted with a Chinese brush and acrylic paint.”

Below – “Black Cat”; “Cascade”; “Lady With Vase”; Untitled; “Do You Like My Tiger Cat?”;“Goya’s Lover.”

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Sentient in Seattle – 24 March 2018

Musings in Spring: H.G. Wells

“We all have our time machines, don’t we. Those that take us back are memories…And those that carry us forward, are dreams,”

Below – Mila Moroko: “Memories and Dreams”

Art for Spring – Part i of II: Howard Terpning (American, contemporary)

Below – “Healing Powers of the Raven Bundle”; “Sioux Flag Carrier”; “Moving Day on the Flathead”

Worth a Thousand Words: Mammoth Cave, Kentucky.

Art for Spring – Part II of II: Wayne Thiebaud (American, contemporary)

Below – “Paint Cans”; “Sea Thing”; “Candy Counter”

Musings in Spring; Madeleine L’Engle

“Our truest response to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find truth.”

Below – Jan Esmann: “Singing woman at a rocky coast”

This Date in Art History: Died 24 March 1948 – Sigrid Hjerten, a Swedish painter and illustrator.

Below – “Beach”; “Interior”; “The Violet Hat”; “Red Interior”; “Flowers in the Window”; “The Blue Ship.”

A Poem for Today:

“A Mermaid Questions God”
by Kelli Russell Agodon

As a girl, she hated the grain of anything
on her fins. Now she is part fire ant, part centipede.
Where dunes stretch into pathways, arteries appear.
Her blood pressure is temperature plus wind speed.

Where religion is a thousand miles of coastline,
she is familiar with moon size, with tide changes.
She wears the cream of waves like a vestment,
knows undertow is imaginary, not something to pray to.

Now her questions involve fairytales, begin
in a garden and lead to hands painted on a chapel’s ceiling.
She wants to hold the ribbon grass, the shadow of angels
across the shore. She steals a Bible from the Seashore Inn;

she will trust it only if it floats.

Below – John William Waterhouse: “A Mermaid”

This Date in Art History: Born 24 March 1862 – Frank Weston Benson, an American painter and educator.

Below – “After the Storm”; “In Summer”; “Portrait of My Wife”; “Moonlight on the Waters”; “Red and Gold”; “Evening Light.”

Musings in Spring: Cormac McCarthy

“Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting.”

This Date in Art History: Born 24 March 1886 – Edward Weston, an American photographer.

Below – “Point Lobos”; “Dunes, Oceano”; “Cloud, the Panamints, Death Valley”; “Pepper No. 30”; “Portrait of Tina Modotti”; “Nude (Charis in Doorway, Santa Monica).”

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 24 March 2018

“This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.” – Plato

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 15 March 2018

Happy Ides of March

Below – Jean-Leon. Gerome: “The Death of Caesar”

Art for Winter – Part I of III: George Tarallo (Uruguayan, contemporary)

Below – “Summertime”; Untitled Horseback Riders; “Cowboy in the Valley”

A Poem for Today

“On Looking for Models”
by Alan Dugan

The trees in time
have something else to do
besides their treeing. What is it.
I’m a starving to death
man myself, and thirsty, thirsty
by their fountains but I cannot drink
their mud and sunlight to be whole.
I do not understand these presences
that drink for months
in the dirt, eat light,
and then fast dry in the cold.
They stand it out somehow,
and how, the Botanists will tell me.
It is the “something else” that bothers
me, so I often go back to the forests.

Art for Winter – Part II of III: Itzchak Tarkay (Israeli, 1935-2012)

Below – “Country Luncheon”; “Lady Jane in Blue Flowers”; “La Fiancee” (bronze sculpture)

Remembering an Influential Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 15 March 1937 – H. P. Lovecraft, an American author who wrote some of the greatest works of horror fiction, including “The Call of Cthulhu.”

Some quotes from the work of H. P. Lovecraft:

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”
“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of the infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.”
“I know always that I am an outsider; a stranger in this century and among those who are still men.”
“Contrary to what you may assume, I am not a pessimist but an indifferentist- that is, I don’t make the mistake of thinking that the… cosmos… gives a damn one way or the other about the especial wants and ultimate welfare of mosquitoes, rats, lice, dogs, men, horses, pterodactyls, trees, fungi, dodos, or other forms of biological energy.”
“Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.”

Art for Winter – Part III of III: Dale Terbush (American, contemporary)

Below – “From the Shadows to Light”; “A View into My World”; “When the Night Weaves Its Magic”

Worth a Thousand Words: Emerald Lake, Whitehorse, Yukon.

Date in Art History: Died 15 March 2015 – Robert Clatworthy, a. British sculptor.

Below (all bronze) – “Bull”; “Horse and Rider”; “Cat 1”; “Seated Figure”; “Dog.”

Musings in Winter: Sara Teasdale

“I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.”

Contemporary American Art – Glen Tarnowski

In the words of one writer, “From a childhood immersed in the beauty of nature, a youth surrounded by the classical sense of Renaissance-era European art and architecture, and a lifetime devoted to art as the highest form of expression, artist Glen Tarnowski brings stunning vitality, depth and emotion to his still-life paintings.”

Below – “Defining Moment”; “Birth of a Dream”; “Controlled Chaos”; “Advance III”; “Over Easy”: “Stepping into Possibilities.”

“Hardest of all on mortal man is traveling.” – Homer
Friends: The great poet is likely correct, but I would suggest that close behind traveling in degree of hardship is changing residences frequently. I am about to move to a new place for the third time in eighteen months, and having four homes in such a short period of time has proven to be physically and emotionally draining. While it is true that having novel experiences in unfamiliar settings can expand both inner and outer horizons, even the most intrepidly adventurous mariner must sometimes yearn for the comforting sight of his homeland’s shore. In any event, I will not be posting for an extended period of time, and I hope that everyone enjoys the arrival of Spring.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 14 March 2018

Musings in Winter: Mary Oliver

“When loneliness comes stalking, go into the fields, consider the orderliness of the world.”

Art for Winter – Part I of III: Rufino Tamayo (Mexican, 1899-1991)

Below – “Moon and Sun 338”; “Sandias”; “Dog Barking at the Moon”

Remembering a Genius on the Date of His Birth: Born 14 March 1879 – Albert Einstein, a German-American theoretical physicist, academic, and recipient of the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Some quotes from the work of Albert Einstein:

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.”
“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

Art for Winter – Part II of III: Dorothea Tanning (American, 1910-2012)

Below – “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”; “Deirdre”; “Self-Portrait at Age 30”

Musings in Winter: T.S. Eliot

“So here I am, in the middle way, having had twenty years-
Twenty years largely wasted, the years of l’entre deux guerres-
Trying to use words, and every attempt
Is a wholly new start, and a different kind of failure
Because one has only learnt to get the better of words
For the thing one no longer has to say, or the way in which
One is no longer disposed to say it. And so each venture
Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate,
With shabby equipment always deteriorating
In the general mess of imprecision of feeling,
Undisciplined squads of emotion. And what there is to conquer
By strength and submission, has already been discovered
Once or twice, or several times, by men whom one cannot hope
To emulate – but there is no competition –
There is only the fight to recover what has been lost
And found and lost again and again: and now, under conditions
That seem unpropitious. But perhaps neither gain nor loss.
For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.”

Below – T.S. Eliot making “a raid on the inarticulate.”

Art for Winter – Part III of III: Rosemary Tapia (American, contemporary)

Below – “Deer in the Woods”; “San Francisco Skyline”; “Richardson Bay”

Worth a Thousand Words: A NASA image of the Crab Nebula in Taurus.

Dutch Art – Jacques Tange

In the words of one writer, “Themes [of his art] are: love, the struggle of man in the difficult “new” world, urbanization, loneliness and the way man and woman live together or apart .”

Below – “Full Moon”; “Waiting for Picasso”; “Fast Ride”; “Desert Dwelling”; “Tell Tale Birds”; “Blooming Ladies with Flowers.”

A Poem for Today

“Here in Kathmandu”
by Donald Justice

We have climbed the mountain.
There’s nothing more to do.
It is terrible to come down
To the valley
Where, amidst many flowers,
One thinks of snow,

As formerly, amidst snow,
Climbing the mountain,
One thought of flowers,
Tremulous, ruddy with dew,
In the valley.
One caught their scent coming down.

It is difficult to adjust, once down,
To the absence of snow.
Clear days, from the valley,
One looks up at the mountain.
What else is there to do?
Prayer wheels, flowers!

Let the flowers
Fade, the prayer wheels run down.
What have they to do
With us who have stood atop the snow
Atop the mountain,
Flags seen from the valley?

It might be possible to live in the valley,
To bury oneself among flowers,
If one could forget the mountain,
How, never once looking down,
Stiff, blinded with snow,
One knew what to do.

Meanwhile it is not easy here in Katmandu,
Especially when to the valley
That wind which means snow
Elsewhere, but here means flowers,
Comes down,
As soon it must, from the mountain.

This Date in Art History: Born 14 March 2018 – Reginald Marsh, an American painter.

Below – “Lift Bridge, Jersey Marshes”; “Blonde with Green and Yellow Skirt”; “Summer at the Pier”; “Sorting the Mail”; “Merry-Go-Round”; “Burlesque Queen.”

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – Part III:

“If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear.” ― Ivo Andrić, Nobel Laureate.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 13 March 2018

Remembering a Great Attorney on the Date of His Death: Died 13 March 1938 – Clarence Darrow, an American lawyer, author, and a leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. Darrow its best known for representing three high-profile clients: Leopold and Loeb for murdering Robert “Bobby” Franks, and John T. Scopes for teaching evolution (the so-called Scopes “Monkey” Trial, during which Darrow opposed William Jennings Bryan).

Some quotes from the work of Clarence Darrow:

“When we fully understand the brevity of life, its fleeting joys and unavoidable pains; when we accept the facts that all men and women are approaching an inevitable doom: the consciousness of it should make us more kindly and considerate of each other. This feeling should make men and women use their best efforts to help their fellow travelers on the road, to make the path brighter and easier as we journey on. It should bring a closer kinship, a better understanding, and a deeper sympathy for the wayfarers who must live a common life and die a common death.”
“True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.”
“Do you, good people, believe that Adam and Eve were created in the Garden of Eden and that they were forbidden to eat from the tree of knowledge? I do. The church has always been afraid of that tree. It still is afraid of knowledge. Some of you say religion makes people happy. So does laughing gas. So does whiskey. I believe in the brain of man.”
“I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”
“The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.”
“I have lived my life, and I have fought my battles, not against the weak and the poor – anybody can do that – but against power, against injustice, against oppression, and I have asked no odds from them, and I never shall.”

Art for Winter: James Talmadge (American, contemporary)

Below – “Flower Shop”; “Sunset Cruise”; “In My Studio”

Remembering a Nobel Laureate on the Date of His Death: Died 13 March 1975 – Ivo Andric, a Serbian novelist, poet, short story writer, and recipient of the 1961 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Some quotes from the work of Ivo Andric:

“Of everything that man erects and builds in his urge for living nothing is in my eyes better and more valuable than bridges. They are more important than houses, more sacred than shrines. Belonging to everyone and being equal to everyone, useful, always built with a sense, on the spot where most human needs are crossing, they are more durable than other buildings and they do not serve for anything secret or bad.”
“Lands of great discoveries are also lands of great injustices.”
“Forgetfulness heals everything and song is the most beautiful manner of forgetting, for in song man feels only what he loves.”
“Every human generation has its own illusions with regard to civilization; some believe they are taking part in its upsurge, others that they are witnesses of its extinction. In fact, it always both flames and smolders and is extinguished, according to the place and the angle of view.”
“To be a man, to have been born without knowing it or wanting it, to be thrown into the ocean of existence, to be obliged to swim, to exist; to have an identity; to resist the pressure and shocks from the outside and the unforeseen and unforeseeable acts – one’s own and those of others – which so often exceed one’s capacities. And what is more, to endure one’s own thoughts about all this: in a word, to be human.”

This Date in Art History: Born 13 March 1593 – Georges de La tour, a French Baroque painter.

Below – “Joseph the Carpenter”; “The Penitent Magdalene”; “Dice Players”; “The Flea Catcher”; “Magdalene with the Smoking Flame.”

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 13 March 1943 – Stephen Vincent Benet, an American poet, short story writer, novelist, and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize.

“Campus Sonnets: May Morning”
by Stephen Vincent Benet

I lie stretched out upon the window-seat
And doze, and read a page or two, and doze,
And feel the air like water on me close,
Great waves of sunny air that lip and beat
With a small noise, monotonous and sweet,
Against the window – and the scent of cool,
Frail flowers by some brown and dew-drenched pool
Possesses me from drowsy head to feet.

This is the time of all-sufficing laughter
At idiotic things some one has done,
And there is neither past nor vague hereafter.
And all your body stretches in the sun
And drinks the light in like a liquid thing;
Filled with the divine languor of late spring.

This Date in Art History: Born 13 March 1864 – Alexej von Jawlensky, a Russian expressionist painter active in Germany..

Below – “Young Girl in a Flowered Hat”; “Blue Mountain”; “Schokko with Red Hat”; “Head in Blue”; “Still Life with Bottle, Bread, and Red Wallpaper with Swallows”; “Self-Portrait.”

Worth a Thousand Words: The Aurora Borealis over Fairbanks, Alaska.

This Date in Art History: Born 13 March 1870 – William Glackens, an American painter and illustrator.

Below – “Soda Fountain”; “East River Park”; Portsmouth Harbor, New Hampshire”; “ At Monquin’s”; “Young Woman in Green”; “Nude with Apple”; “Bathing at Bellport.”

Remembering a Nobel Laureate on the Date of His Birth: Born 13 March 1900 – Giorgos Seferis, a Greek poet and recipient of the 1963 Nobel Prize in Literature.

“The Companions in Hades”
By Giorgos Seferis
(translated by Edmund Kelly)

“fools, who ate the cattle of Helios Hyperion;
but he deprived them of the day of their return.”
— “Odyssey”

Since we still had some hardtack
how stupid of us
to go ashore and eat
the Sun’s slow cattle,

for each was a castle
you’d have to battle
forty years, till you’d become
a hero and a star!

On the earth’s back we hungered,
but when we’d eaten well
we fell to these lower regions
mindless and satisfied.

This Date in Art History: Died 13 March 1971 – Rockwell Kent, an American painter and illustrator.

Below – “Plantation in Sao Paulo, Brazil”; “Night Flight”; “Starry Night”; “Alaska Impression”; “Northern Night”; “Deep Water.”

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – Part II:

“When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I’m beginning to believe it.” – Clarence Darrow.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 12 March 2018

Dougal Tukten Neralich: Happy Birthday, son mine.

Musings in Winter: Peter Matthiessen

“The secret of the mountain is that the mountains simply exist, as I do myself: the mountains exist simply, which I do not. The mountains have no ‘meaning,’ they are meaning; the mountains are. The sun is round. I ring with life, and the mountains ring, and when I can hear it, there is a ringing that we share. I understand all this, not in my mind but in my heart, knowing how meaningless it is to try to capture what cannot be expressed, knowing that mere words will remain when I read it all again, another day.”

Below – Crystal Mountain, Dolpo, Nepal; Matthiessen’s great book.

This Date in Art History: Born 12 March 1936 – Patrick Procktor, a British painter.

Below – “Still Life with Cat”; “Corfu”; “Aerial View Marleybone Gardens”; “Three Figures in Moonlight”; “Gervase IV”; “Young Man Reclining on a Bed.”

Worth a Thousand Words: Island Lake near Silverton, Colorado.

This Date in Art History: Died 12 March 1943 – Gustav Vigeland, a Norwegian sculptor.

Below – “Playing”; “The Kiss”; “Wheel of Life”; “Night”; “Wrestling.”

For Your Information: 12 March is National Baked Scallops Day in the United States.

This Date in Art History: Died 12 March 2013 – Ganesh Pyne, an Indian painter and illustrator.

Below – “Boul”; Untitled; “Ape and the Flower”; “Balcony”; “The Wooden Horse.”

Remembering a Musician on the Date of His Birth: Born 12 March 1948 – James Tayior, an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.

This Date in Art History: Born 12 March 1947 – Kalervo Palsa, a Finnish painter.

Below – “Orchestra Rehearsal”; “New Snow”; “Interior”; “Muse”; “Still Life.”

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 12 March 1922 – Jack Kerouac, an American novelist and poet.

Some quotes from the work of Jack Kerouac

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”
“The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream.”
“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”
“A pain stabbed my heart, as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world.”
“Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream.”
“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.”
“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”

This Date in Art History: Died 12 March 1992 – Lucy M. Lewis, a Native American potter.

Below – Acoma pot; Fireline black-on-white olla; Acoma pot; Acoma pot; “Turkey Effigy”; Acoma bowl.

Musings in Winter: Dougal Haston

“In winter, the mountains seem to regain their primitive, virginal pride, and no more do the howling, littering summer masses tramp their more accessible slopes.”

This Date in Art History: Born 12 March 1918 – Elaine de Kooning, an American painter.

Below – “Self-Portrait”; “Spring”; “Bacchus #69”; “Torchlight Cave Drawing I”; “Italian Summer #28”; “Home.”

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – Part I: Louis Simpson

A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – Part I: Louis Simpson

“Where are you, Walt?
The Open Road goes to the used-car lot.

Where is the nation you promised?
These houses built of wood sustain
Colossal snows,
And the light above the street is sick to death.” – from “Walt Whitman at Bear Mountain.”

Below – Statue of Walt Whitman at Bear Mountain, New York.

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