Monthly Archives: December 2014

Welcoming Winter – 2014

Winter Solstice 2014 – Part I of II Welcoming Wonderful Winter – Part I of II Below – The Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park Welcoming Winter with Poetry: William Carlos Williams “Winter Trees” All the complicated details of the … Continue reading

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American Muse: Paul Violi

“Appeal to the Grammarians” We, the naturally hopeful, Need a simple sign For the myriad ways we’re capsized. We who love precise language Need a finer way to convey Disappointment and perplexity. For speechlessness and all its inflections, For up-ended … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of IV: Victor Bauer Artist Statement: “My name is Victor Bauer and currently I live and work in New York. My work can be found in corporate and private collections in the US, Europe and … Continue reading

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American Muse: Edward Dorn

“Dark Ceiling” Broad black scar the valley is and sunday is where ……..in the wide arc ..the small lights of homes come on in that trough. ……Burnish my heart ……with this mark Furnish my soul with the hope Far away … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of IV: Eastman Johnson In the words of one art historian, Eastman Johnson (1824–1906) “was a painter and co-founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, with his name inscribed at its entrance. … Continue reading

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American Muse: Edna St. Vincent Millay

“I think I should have loved you presently” I think I should have loved you presently, And given in earnest words I flung in jest; And lifted honest eyes for you to see, And caught your hand against my cheek … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of V: Thalia Stratton Artist Statement: “Trained as an illustrator, I am naturally drawn to narrative and to using my work to suggest a story. These works are of unidentifiable but real subjects, and they … Continue reading

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American Muse: William Stafford

“A Ritual to Read to Each Other” If you don’t know the kind of person I am and I don’t know the kind of person you are a pattern that others made may prevail in the world and following the … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of IV: Tom Wesselmann Died 17 December 2004 – Tom Wesselman, an artist associated with the Pop Art movement. Below – “Still Life #20”; “Sunset Nude with Matisse Odalisque”; “Lulu”; “Maquette for Cabin By the … Continue reading

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American Muse: Donald Hall

“Mount Kearsarge Shines” Mount Kearsarge shines with ice; from hemlock branches snow slides onto snow; no stream, creek, or river budges but remains still. Tonight we carry armloads of logs from woodshed to Glenwood and build up the fire that … Continue reading

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