Tag Archives: Pointed Pen
Il Canzoniere, Poem 4
The Renaissance poet Petrarch, one of the earliest humanists, wrote Il Canzoniere (The Songbook) in the vernacular Italian. Many of the poems in this collection were dedicated to Laura, whom he allegedly met on 6 April 1327. This excerpt from … Continue reading
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I Remember Sky
This song by Stephen Sondheim has always moved me. But given the recent wildfires that have obscured the sky of Northern California, the lyrics are particularly appropriate.
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Te Quiero Verde
Verde que te quiero verde. Verde viento. Verdes ramas. El barco sobre la mar y el caballo en la montaña. Con la sombra en la cintura ella sueña en su baranda, verde carne, pelo verde, con ojos de fría plata. … Continue reading
Speculating on the Nature of Transformation …
This is a collaborative piece that I did with Delaney and Chin. A tree branch, a trowel and a toy truck carrying logs to the lumber mill are reminders of the gardening and landscaping projects that D&C do.
Après Trois Ans
An excerpt from Paul Verlaine’s poem Après Trois Ans (After Three Years).
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Wishing you Happy Holidays and a Fabulous New Year 2017!
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You are Fabulous
Inspired by Rachel Yallop in her course Copperplate: A Different Look at the Swelling Line. This will be auctioned off at the Horizons Foundation’s annual gala.
They Were Gay
This text is from Miss Furr and Miss Skeene, a short story by Gertrude Stein containing over 100 occurrences of the word gay. Many of Stein’s writings used repetition, or as she referred to it, “insistence”. Is it a portrait of … Continue reading
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