Monthly Archives: December 2014

American Muse: William Cullen Bryant

“A Song for New Year’s Eve” Stay yet, my friends, a moment stay— Stay till the good old year, So long companion of our way, Shakes hands, and leaves us here. Oh stay, oh stay, One little hour, and then … Continue reading

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December Offerings – Part XXXI: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of V: Timothy Tyler In the words of one writer, “Tim grew up in Oklahoma and Arizona. While in Oklahoma he would frequent the Cowboy Hall of Fame NAWA show and Art galleries in surrounding … Continue reading

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American Muse: Jennifer Elise Foerster

“Leaving Tulsa” for Cosetta Once there were coyotes, cardinals in the cedar. You could cure amnesia with the trees of our back-forty. Once I drowned in a monsoon of frogs— Grandma said it was a good thing, a promise for … Continue reading

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December Offerings – Part XXX: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of VI: Mark Shasha In the words of one writer, “Mark Shasha is an Award-winning American artist. He is also an award-winning author and illustrator, an award-winning educator, an actor and a songwriter. His paintings, … Continue reading

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American Muse: Dick Allen

“Almost Nowhere in the World, as Far as Anyone Can Tell” It is pleasant, very pleasant, to sit at a wooden booth surrounded by parrots, wheels, right-turning conch shells, the victory banner and the endless knot, the lotus, the treasure … Continue reading

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December Offerings – Part XXIX: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of IV: Jennifer Lewis Takahashi In the words of one writer, “Jennifer Lewis Takahashi is a South Orange resident who has been painting for about 17 years. She holds a B.A. in Fine Arts and … Continue reading

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American Muse: Emily Dickinson

“Before the ice is in the pools” Before the ice is in the pools— Before the skaters go, Or any check at nightfall Is tarnished by the snow— Before the fields have finished, Before the Christmas tree, Wonder upon wonder … Continue reading

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December Offerings – Part XXIII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of IV: Kelly Birkenruth In the words of one writer, “Kelly Birkenruth’s captivating paintings are in the style of contemporary realism while staying firmly grounded in the tradition of the Old Masters. She is able … Continue reading

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American Muse: Jack Kerouac

The low yellow moon above the Quiet lamplit house.

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December Offerings – Part XXII: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of VI: Alfred Henry Maurer In the words of one writer, “Alfred Henry Maurer (1868-1932) was an American Modernist painter. He exhibited his work in avant-garde circles internationally and in New York City during the … Continue reading

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