The Plot Against the Giant

Couldn’t find the name of the painter… sorry! Here is a very weird poem, and one very uncharacteristic of him, by the great American poet  Wallace Stevens: The Plot Against the Giant First Girl When this yokel comes maundering, Whetting his hacker, I shall run before him, Diffusing the civilest odors Out of geraniums andContinue reading “The Plot Against the Giant”

One Banned Book

This passage is from The Academy of American Poets: A Light in the Attic, Shel Silverstein Known for his whimsical illustrations and verses about mischievous children, transformed adults, and strange monsters and beasts, Shel Silverstein published his second poetry collection, A Light in the Attic, in 1981. The book spent 182 weeks on TheContinue reading “One Banned Book”

Desire Transformation

“Apollo and Daphne”   painting by Antonio del Pollaiolo   Here is a sonnet by Rainer Maria Rilke:   Desire transformation. O be aroused by the flame wherein the one thing that eludes you in change shines forth; every designing mind which has mastered the earthly loves in the figure’s swing nothing more than the turningContinue reading “Desire Transformation”

Waiting for a Rebirth of Wonder

In the USA, as we approach the most frightening national election in my memory, I find this poem by the Beat Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti to be appropriate: I Am Waiting               by Lawrence Ferlinghetti   I am waiting for my case to come up and I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder and I amContinue reading “Waiting for a Rebirth of Wonder”

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