Nothing is far

Art:    Bird    by Chris Oh   Here’s a wonderful poem by Robert Francis: Nothing Is Far BY ROBERT FRANCIS Though I have never caught the word Of God from any calling bird, I hear all that the ancients heard. Though I have seen no deity Enter or leave a twilit tree, I see allContinue reading “Nothing is far”

Who is Immanuel Wallerstein, and why am I quoting him?

  from Wikipedia: Immanuel Wallerstein (/ˈwɔːlərstiːn/; born September 28, 1930) is an American sociologist, economic historian and world-systems analyst, arguably best known for his development of the general approach in sociology which led to the emergence of his world-systems approach.   me: He  gave this as an Address, “The End of What Modernity?” to the President’s Forum, Continue reading “Who is Immanuel Wallerstein, and why am I quoting him?”

The Loneliness of Donald Trump

  The following is a beautifully written essay by Rebecca Solnit. I pasted it here in its entirety because I think it is so significant. The Loneliness of Donald Trump   Once upon a time, a child was born into wealth and wanted for nothing, but he was possessed by bottomless, endless, grating, grasping wanting,Continue reading “The Loneliness of Donald Trump”

Thinking of ice on this hot day

  “Water has a brain. No one knows this.”    Christian Steinbach What’s the context?  It’s from an interview done by The New Yorker about this man, nicknamed “the magic ice man.” Here’s a bit of it: It’s often said that Alpine skiing is an outdoor sport, a no-duh remark intended to account for theContinue reading “Thinking of ice on this hot day”

Breaking the heart of the air

  High Summer     painting by Claire Christinel   More wondrous August poems on this very hot evening…   Summer BY CARLO BETOCCHI TRANSLATED BY GEOFFREY BROCK And it grows, the vain summer, even for us with our bright green sins:   behold the dry guest, the wind, as it stirs up quarrels among magnolia boughs  Continue reading “Breaking the heart of the air”

Summer’s lease has all too short a date

painting by  Charles Guilloux   Maybe we have another month of summer, but the days are shortening at both ends here, in mid-August. Two poets’ thoughts on this:   “August rushes by like desert rainfall, A flood of frenzied upheaval, Expected, But still catching me unprepared. Like a matchflame Bursting on the scene, Heat andContinue reading “Summer’s lease has all too short a date”

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