Monthly Archives: January 2013

Original Poem: “Moon Crystals”

A little something for the winter blues:  “Moon Crystals” (sounds new-agey, but it’s not). MOON CRYSTALS Late one night, walking home alone With the ghostly moon sitting high above, The deep snowy banks sparkled like glitter As if lightly sprinkled … Continue reading

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For Valentines: Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “How Do I Love Thee?”

Printed out this woodblock print of a sultry-eyed Elizabeth Barrett Browning and reproduced it to illustrate her beloved sonnet LXIII, “How Do I Love Thee?” as a poetic valentine. HOW DO I LOVE THEE? How do I love thee? Let … Continue reading

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Margaret Marshall’s “A Poem for Mozart”

Printed out a woodblock print of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In reading about him in Classic Composers (Magna Books, 1993), I was surprised to learn he found himself in dire financial straits near the end of his life and was even … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Robert Burns

January 25th is Robert Burns’ birthday.  All over the world people will celebrate “Burns Night” by drinking whiskey and reciting “Address to a Haggis” before partaking of one for dinner. Just the other day, I found out that authentic haggis … Continue reading

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Beethoven and Friedrich Von Matthisson’s “Adelaide”

Printed out this image of Beethoven from a woodblock I cut this past week. I decided to branch out and also do woodblock prints of classical composers since poetry and music share a close relationship as exemplified by Beethoven’s cantata, … Continue reading

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“Cesare Deve Morire” (Caesar Must Die)

“Since I discovered art, this cell has become a prison.” (Cosimo Rega, prisoner, who plays Cassius) Filmed at Rome’s Rebibbia Maximum Security Prison, the Taviani (Paolo and Vittorio) brothers’ documentary, Cesare Deve Morire, was winner of the Golden Bear at the last … Continue reading

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Emily Dickinson: “It Sifts from Leaden Sieves”

Just finished cutting and printing out this woodblock print of Emily Dickinson.  A postcard print can be ordered at Poetic Expressions. I must confess, it’s been awhile since I’ve read any Dickinson, so I literally dusted off my volume of … Continue reading

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