Category Archives: Poetry

Vincent Van Gogh/Fernando Pessoa and God

  Jozef Israëls, Peasant Family at the Table, 1882 Vincent  van Gogh, The Potato Eaters, 1885 There are many who view Van Gogh’s potato eaters as grotesque and ugly in comparison to academic renderings which Vincent was well aware of, … Continue reading

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Three Poems by Robinson Jeffers

Albert Bierstadt, Sunset over the Plains, 1887 The Day is a Poem Robinson Jeffers–1939 This morning Hitler spoke in Danzig, we heard his voice. A man of genius: that is, of amazing Ability, courage, devotion, cored on a sick child’s … Continue reading

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Stéphane Mallarmé Letter to Théodore Aubenel

Édouard Manet, Portrait of Stéphane Mallarmé, 1876 July 28, 1866 I haven’t had a moment to explain the enigma of my last letter, and I certainly don’t want to be an enigma to such good friends as you, even though … Continue reading

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Thomas Couture, Decadence of the Romans, 1847 USA by Michael Hartnett They who were once proud of their persuasion now in their declining jaws grow small bones, their teeth grow huge, their skins turn yellow and crack. They are slowly … Continue reading

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Coleridge: Fears in Solitude

Hendrick Goltzius, Hercules Killing Cacus, 1588 excerpted from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fears in Solitude (1798): My God! it is a melancholy thing For such a man, who would full fain preserve His soul in calmness, yet perforce must feel For all … Continue reading

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Edgar Allan Poe, Sonnet – To Science

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, The Bridge of Narni, oil on canvas, 1827 Sonnet- To Science by Edgar Allan Poe Science! true daughter of Old Time thou art! Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes, Why preyest thou thus upon the … Continue reading

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The Hollow Men

George Grosz, The Painter of the Hole II, 1950 “I thought the war would never end. And perhaps it never did, either.” –George Grosz Max Ernst, The Eye of Silence, 1943-44 Max Ernst, Europe After the Rain II, 1941 “If … Continue reading

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