Sentient in San Francisco – 29 December 2018

Contemporary Greek Art – Delphin Enjolras

Below – “Festive Evening”; “The Murmur of the Sea”; “In the Boudoir”; “The Book”; “Home after the Ball”; “Nu Allonge.”

Musings in Winter: Mary Oliver

“Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.”

Contemporary Polish/American Art – Magdalena Krzak

Below – “Girl On The Hill”; “Permanent Vacation”; “Lazy Morning I”; “Between Worlds”; “Posing Lady”; “Swan Lake”; “The Mess We’re In.”

A Poem for Today

“Possum in the Garage”
by Faith Shearin

He was a surprise of white: his teeth
like knives, his face a triangle
of albino dislike. I had seen him before,

on our back porch, where my father
sometimes left watermelon rinds,
and he dipped his tongue into them,

his skin glowing beneath our lights,
like some four-legged relative
of the moon. I knew him
as a citizen of the night:

a fainting, ghostly presence
with a tail so naked it was
embarrassed to drag behind him.

But that morning, terrified and violent,
he was different: a hissing fury
at the bottom of the garbage can,
a vampire bathed in light.

Contemporary Greek Art – Andreas Giannoutsos: Part I of II.

Below – “Torso II”; “Houses of the red Quebec”; “Window to the countryside”; “Motorcycle rider”; “The half of rider”; “Paper ferm.”

A Poem for Today

“One Thursday Afternoon: Magdalena, Sonora, 1939”
by Alberto Rios

Baltazár went to the market and came home with a parrot.
Thursdays in this town were always just so:

What should have been four big potatoes and some white cheese
Came home in a cage filled with green feathers and two wings.

The mathematics of exchange in this world, the stomach or the heart—
Which of these, how much of one for the other,

Friday would have to sort out. On a Thursday afternoon
The world sang, a full dinner this way coming through the air.

Contemporary Greek Art – Andreas Giannoutsos: Part II of II.

Below – “Devotion”; “Waiting II”; “Afrodite II”; “Visionary spring”; “Cow” (sculpture); “The blue cloud.”

Musings in Winter: Novala Takemoto

“Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity.”

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