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Incantations: The Magic of Reading Aloud

      The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (Lovecraft cover art) by Gervasio Gallardo (b. 1934) I have read this very strange novel to myself and once to my then 3 year son, who loved it when I read him anything. I have … Continue reading

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Capturing Light: Investigations of Color in Words, Music and Images #5:

June and Everything After More Than Enough BY MARGE PIERCY The first lily of June opens its red mouth.  All over the sand road where we walk  multiflora rose climbs trees cascading  white or pink blossoms, simple, intense  the scene drifting … Continue reading

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Thoughts About Thinking Our Way Forward

This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events, he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of … Continue reading

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Capturing Light: Investigations of Color in Words, Music and Images #4

Reflections

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Capturing Light: Investigations of Color in Words, Music and Images #3

 Colors in Love A Love Song by William Carlos Williams I lie here thinking of you:— the stain of love is upon the world! Yellow, yellow, yellow it eats into the leaves, smears with saffron the horned branches that lean … Continue reading

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Capturing Light: Investigations of Color in Words, Music and Images #2

Shades of Blue   BLUES Scotch Blue, is Berlin blue, mixed with a considerable portion of velvet black, a very little grey, and a slight tinge of carmine red. Prussian Blue, is Berlin blue, with a considerable portion of velvet … Continue reading

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Capturing Light: Investigations of Color in Words, Music and Images #1

The green park in winter. The snow fell lightly as the footsteps of children. The snow lay masking the trim pathways, shrouding the trodden grass, the snow as far as one could see, on the housetops, on the trees. The … Continue reading

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