Saturday, June 24, 2017


by Billy Collins
from his collection entitled Ballistics

I am an ant inside a blue bowl
on the table of a cruel prince.

Battle plans are being discussed.
Much rice wine is poured.

But even when he angers
and drives a long knife into the table,

I continue to circle the bowl,
hand-painted with oranges and green vines.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Disks of Newton

Disks of Newton (Study for Fugue in Two Colors) by
Frantisek Kupka, 1912, oil on canvas, part of the
Philadelphia Museum of Art collection

"I can find something between sight and hearing and I can produce a fugue in colors as Bach has done in music."
- Frantisek Kupka