Sentient in San Francisco – 19 April 2019

Contemporary Spanish Art – Marina del Pozo

Below – “Maiko 4”; “Mother and daughter”; “Little gheisa 10”; “The secret”; “Siesta”; “Close to spring.”

A Poem for Today

“The Softest Word”
by Andrew Jones

The softest word is ‘leaf ‘
it zigzags
in the air and
falls on the yellow ground

Note: Andrew Jones wrote this poem when he was a first grader in Tacoma, Washington.

Contemporary Australian Art – Sara Roberts: Part I of II.

Below – Untitled; “Now Is Forever Lasting”; “Daylight Dream”; “Clouds Make Me Think of You”; “Late Afternoon Dive”; “Dive in.”

Musings in Spring: Socrates

“Sometimes you have to let go to see if there was anything worth holding onto.”

Contemporary Australian Art – Sara Roberts: Part II of II.

Below – “As Above, So Below”; “Into The Void”; “The Other Day”; “Floating Away”; “Through The Looking Glass”; “Saying Goodbye.”

A Poem for Today

“Up Against It”
by Eamon Grennan

It’s the way they cannot understand the window
they buzz and buzz against, the bees that take
a wrong turn at my door and end up thus
in a drift at first of almost idle curiosity,
cruising the room until they find themselves
smack up against it and they cannot fathom how
the air has hardened and the world they know
with their eyes keeps out of reach as, stuck there
with all they want just in front of them, they must
fling their bodies against the one unalterable law
of things—this fact of glass—and can only go on
making the sound that tethers their electric
fury to what’s impossible, feeling the sting in it.

Contemporary Japanese Art – Ikenaga Yasunari

Below- “Dice, Hikari”; “Chrysanthemum firework”; “Ufufu, Satsuki”; “Makiko”; “Bamboo Blind, Biting”; “Run a Bath, Naomi.”

A Poem for Today

“Einstein’s Happiest Moment”
by Richard M. Berlin

Einstein’s happiest moment
occurred when he realized
a falling man falling
beside a falling apple
could also be described
as an apple and a man at rest
while the world falls around them.

And my happiest moment
occurred when I realized
you were falling for me,
right down to the core, and the rest,
relatively speaking, has flown past
faster than the speed of light.

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