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Category: Scotland

Friday, March 19th

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Mogwai, live, Scotland (Glasgow), published 3/18/21

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Spring and All
by William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

By the road to the contagious hospital
under the surge of the blue
mottled clouds driven from the
northeast—a cold wind. Beyond, the
waste of broad, muddy fields
brown with dried weeds, standing and fallen

patches of standing water
the scattering of tall trees

All along the road the reddish
purplish, forked, upstanding, twiggy
stuff of bushes and small trees
with dead, brown leaves under them
leafless vines—

Lifeless in appearance,
sluggish dazed spring approaches—

They enter the new world naked,
cold, uncertain of all
save that they enter. All about them
the cold, familiar wind—

Now the grass, tomorrow
the stiff curl of wildcarrot leaf

One by one objects are defined—
It quickens: clarity, outline of leaf

But now the stark dignity of
entrance—Still, the profound change
has come upon them: rooted, they
grip down and begin to awaken

Wednesday, November 23rd

sounds of Glasgow

Richard Youngs, “Back from a World Changing,” 2016

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Sally Mann (1951-), Deep South, 1998

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