theparisreview: “Yeats would spend the whole morning writing five lines of poetry and then he’d be sent up strawberries and cream by Lady Gregory.” Today marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of W. B. Yeats’s death. Stephen Spender on the Irish poet.
jamesandrewcrosby: “The only thing you truly should be able to rely on, is your own mind. For there will come a time when all you hold dear will be stolen; but you will always be the owner of your mind, … Continued
cavetocanvas: Howard Finster, AND THE MOON BECAME AS BLOOD, 1976 From the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Reverend Howard Finster created many paintings inspired by biblical events to illustrate his teachings and decorate his two-acre environmental sculpture,Paradise Garden. This painting is part … Continued
There’s an old writer’s adage: keep your hero in trouble. David McCullough (via theparisreview)
theparisreview: “The more we feel love for Brunetto, the more we engage with a sympathy and affection that, stirred by his story and his manner, allows us to see an unrepentant Brunetto.” Our recap of Canto 15 of Dante’s Inferno.
Hard to live, yes,Point-lonely in the page’s middleAll blankness roundIs pregnant as snow.It is hard to be the strange shape, life,The mind’s Mobius turnUpon itself, showingOne face only to touch the air, that Has only an outside.Cut trench of myBody, … Continued
Part of a mural I’m designing for Stina and the Wolf, a CG-animated film being made by a variety of folks at the University of Portsmouth. The mural is intended to go around the interior of a combat arena and … Continued
theparisreview: Fact: Kurt Vonnegut wrote a made-for-TV movie in 1972. It’s called Between Time and Timbuktu, or Prometheus-5: A Space Fantasy. Vonnegut later withdrew from the production: “I am not going to have anything more to do with film—for this reason: I … Continued
Perhaps it is useful, correct, or flawless; and perhaps it is all together – but is it important? Thoughts #26 (via jamesandrewcrosby)
theparisreview: Allen Ginsberg’s final poem “Things I’ll Not Do (Nostalgias).” (via)