Monthly Archives: January 2015

Welcoming February – 2015

Welcoming February – Part I of II Below – Lost Bridge Trail at Beaver Lake, Arkansas in February. Greeting February – Origins In the words of one historian, “The Roman month Februarius was named after the Latin term februum, which … Continue reading

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American Muse: Lew Welch

[“I Saw Myself”] I saw myself a ring of bone in the clear stream of all of it and vowed, always to be open to it that all of it might flow through and then heard “ring of bone” where … Continue reading

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The Road

Notes from the Road: The Words of Jack Kerouac – Part I of V “The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream.” Notes from … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of III: Dorothea Tanning Died 31 January 2012 – Dorothea Tanning, an American artist whose work was influenced by Surrealism. Below (left to right) – “Birthday”; “Some Roses on Their Phantoms”; “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”; “Notes … Continue reading

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American Muse: Sara Teasdale

“There will come soft rains” There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground, And swallows calling with their shimmering sound; And frogs in the pools singing at night, And wild-plum trees in tremulous white; Robins will wear … Continue reading

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A Desert Muse

Wisdom from the Desert: The Words and Art of Georgia O’Keeffe: Part I of IV “If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.” Below – “Ram’s Head Blue Morning … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of III: Michael De Brito Here is how one critic describes the artistry of American painter Michael De Brito (born 1980): “In a world awash with conceptual art and abstraction, Michael De Brito’s paintings stand … Continue reading

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American Muse: Andrea Cohen

“To Whom it May Concern” For Harry Cobb Soon I’ll move to Norway. If that’s a bitter pill, well, swill, swallow. I’m going, and I won’t wallow, not in Norway, where they’re so beyond slave labor, with laws that say … Continue reading

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Singing in an American Key

An American Voice: The Poetry of Gary Snyder – Part I of VIII “December At Yase” You said, that October, In the tall dry grass by the orchard When you chose to be free, “Again someday, maybe ten years.” After … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of V: Amy Hill Artist Statement: “Painting is both a material and historical process. Fifteenth century Flemish painters are my current inspiration. Their simultaneous naiveté and precocious power of observation are spiritually reassuring. My instincts … Continue reading

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