Tuesday, December 29, 2009

the scribbled words that say love




far_away

... sometimes an impulsive 2:00 AM cross-country trip is the only solution

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

There's no political correctness on this blog, so I would call this holiday what it is:

Merry Christmas!




by michelle-w

Monday, December 21, 2009

Ophélie


C’est que la voix des mers folles, immense râle,
Brisait ton sein d’enfant, trop humain et trop doux;
C’est qu’un matin d’avril, un beau cavalier pâle,
Un pauvre fou, s’assit muet à tes genoux!
Ciel! Amour! Liberté! Quel rêve, ô pauvre Folle!
Tu te fondais à lui comme une neige au feu:
Tes grandes visions étranglaient ta parole
––Et l’Infini terrible effara ton œil bleu!


––Et le Poète dit qu’aux rayons des étoiles
Tu viens chercher, la nuit, les fleurs que tu cueillis,
Et qu’il a vu sur l’eau, couchée en ses longs voiles,
La blanche Ophélia flotter, comme un grand lys.




---- 'Ophélie', from ARTHUR RIMBAUD Collected Poems







Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Brain to the Heart

Stars tied to breath
don't have to be there
when you look.
No more than drops
of blood on ginkgo
leaves & inconsequential

eggs & frog spittle
clinging to damp grass.
Sure, I've seen doubts
clustered like peacock
eyes flash green fire.
So what?

When days are strung together,
the hourglass fills
with worm's dirt.
What do you take
the brain for? I know
how hard you work

in that dark place, but
I can't be tied down
to shadows of men
in trenches you won't
forget. You look at
a mulberry leaf

like a silkworm does, with all your insides,
but please don't ask me to be responsible



-- Yusef Komunyakaa, Neon Vernacular



(click on cover to be directed to amazon page)

Photo Session with Tigers

yes, these are tigers, aka, 'big cats'.

shot at a special studio in The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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via Pluspets


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Peace Love & Ice Cream

New Ben& Jerry Ice Cream Campaign




Thursday, December 10, 2009

Louvre, II

Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, will set its mark as the world’s largest single concentration of premier cultural institutions at Saadiyat Island ("Island of Happiness").






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