Monthly Archives: January 2015

American Muse: Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Afternoon on a Hill” I will be the gladdest thing Under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers And not pick one. I will look at cliffs and clouds With quiet eyes, Watch the wind bow down the grass, … Continue reading

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The Bard of the Emerald Isle

The Irish Muse – William Butler Yeats – Part I of V “The Second Coming” Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of IV: Alice Neel Born 28 January 1900 – Alice Neel, a visual artist and portraitist. Below – “Dana Gordon”; “Beggars, Havana, Cuba”; “Andy Warhol”; “9th Avenue El”; “Circus”; “Cows, Vermont.” American Art – Part … Continue reading

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American Muse: Wallace Stevens

American Muse: Wallace Stevens “Domination of Black” At night, by the fire, The colors of the bushes And of the fallen leaves, Repeating themselves, Turned in the room, Like the leaves themselves Turning in the wind. Yes: but the color … Continue reading

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On Behalf of Soul

Speaking for Psyche: Quotes from the Work of James Hillman – Part I of IV “Love alone is not enough. Without imagination, love stales into sentiment, duty, boredom. Relationships fail not because we have stopped loving but because we first … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of II: Richard Cleaver Artist Statement: “My sculptures integrate ceramic, which is the primary medium, with wood, fresh water pearls, semi-precious stones, gold leaf and oil paint. They are made complete with secret compartments which … Continue reading

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American Muse: J. T. Barbarese

“Reading Primo Levi Off Columbus Circle” Re-reading him in Bouchon past noon, it is mobbed midtown, like an ant farm seen through painkillers. God, what a bust it’s all been, capitalism, communism, feminism, this lust to liberate. Che should have … Continue reading

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Happiness

Nikos Kazantzakis on Happiness: Quotes from “Zorba the Greek” – Part I of V “I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of … Continue reading

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

American Art – Part I of III: Michael Bartholomew Artist Statement: “My philosophy towards still life painting is to say more with less with simplistic arrangements and the use of organic and inanimate objects. To me, art is the vehicle … Continue reading

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American Muse: William Carlos Williams

“January” Again I reply to the triple winds running chromatic fifths of derision outside my window: Play louder. You will not succeed. I am bound more to my sentences the more you batter at me to follow you. And the … Continue reading

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