American Art – Part I of II: David Kassan
David Kassan earned a B.F.A. from the Syracuse University College of Visual and Performing Arts in 1000.
Reflections in Summer: Alexander Theroux
A Poem for Today
By Jan Schreiber
Black and sleek as steely-eyed
deacons, ascetic and aloof,
disdain the jostling waves, riding
peaks and troughs, placid as flatirons.
upends and disappears a full
minute or more, some fifty yards
Preying and gorging, they float fastidious,
always unruffled, unperturbed
Though half-submerged they do aspire.
Persuaded finally into flight
they gather speed
and skip tiptoe on wave tips like
flat stones flung side-arm from the shore,
Full bellies when they would be light
belie the anorexic pose,
rob them of grace.
With difficulty they enter heaven,
rise and take dominion, running
Reflections in Summer: Ruth Cardello
From the Music Archives – James Taylor: “September Grass”
Reflections in Summer: Emily Dickinson
A combination is Of Crickets — Crows — and Retrospects
And a dissembling Breeze
That hints without assuming —
An Innuendo sear
That makes the Heart put up its Fun
And turn Philosopher.”
September Art: Arthur Lismer
Reflections in Summer: Theodore Roosevelt
“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”
A Second Poem for Today
“At Millay’s Grave”
By Samuel Menashe
Reflections in Summer: Robert Finch
“But now in September the garden has cooled, and with it my possessiveness. The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head … The harvest has dwindled, and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought it on.”
Back from the Territory – Art: Louie Makkituq
Louie Makkituq is an Inuit sculptor.
Back from the Territory, I share this with you, before I light out again.
Reflections in Summer: Henry David Thoreau
“Happily we bask in this warm September sun,
Which illuminates all creatures…”
American Art – Part II of II: Todd Kenyon
Todd Kenyon is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design.