Sunday, February 19, 2017


Love by Alexei Jawlensky, 1925, oil on canvas

"I knew I must paint not what I saw, but only what was in me, in my soul."
-Alexei Jawlensky

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Our Paris

by Donald Fry

Mapped not by miles, kilometers, or rods,
our Paris has no boundaries in space.
Crack the clacking clocks, dethrone the false gods
of eternity. Then, we will deface

their measurements, mass, volume, false extents;
we’ll have no traffic with their stubborn lies;
a bold geometry, our love invents:
angles, arcs, towers – cathedralize!

Their histories unravel into myth,
our myths obtain the strength of history;
and Paris, a golden apple with
this kiss, my Venus, you, my ecstasy.

Parispace, Paristime, Parismass,
our own dimensions will prevail, Alas!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Angora Cat

Angora Cat by Morrish Hirshfield, 1937, oil on canvas; part of the MoMA
Sidney & Harriet Janis Collection

Saturday, January 14, 2017


by Robert Bly
from his collection entitled Morning Poems

I'd like to have spent my life making
Clothespins. Nothing would be harmed,
Except some pines, probably on land
I owned and would replant. I'd see
My work on clotheslines near some lake,
Up north on a day in October, 
Perhaps twelve clothespins, the wood
Still fresh, and a light wind blowing.

Monday, January 9, 2017


Red Barn and Tree Snow by Eyvind Earle

Mountains and plains,
   all are captured by the snow -
     nothing remains.
                                         - Joso

Saturday, December 17, 2016

They Are Really Having Fun

by Richard Brautigan
from his collection entitled Loading Mercury with a Pitchfork

They are really having fun,
          drinking glasses of wine
and talking about things
          that they like.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

One Portrait of One Woman

"One Portrait of One Woman" by Marsden Hartley,
Oil on Composition Board, 1916

Until a man has given up himself he has given up nothing.
                                           - Marsden Hartley