Monday, December 22, 2014

JOE COCKER ~









Joe Cocker
1944 (Sheffield, UK)
~ 2014 (Colorado)








joe cocker
woodstock festival 
1969


ELSE LASKER-SCHÜLER ~











The Evening Rests On My Brow




The evening rests on my brow.

Man, I still haven't heard you murmur

or heard your heart roar —

and yet is not your heart

Earth's deepest shell?

Listening for the ring of your joy.

I learned next to your fear and listened closely.

But your heart is dead and Earth forgotten.

Oh, how I imagined that tone —

the evening presses it coolly to my brow.






I Am Sad



Your kisses darken on my mouth —

you no longer love me.



But how you once came —

blue for paradise.



On your ecstatic fountain

my heart danced.



Now I must paint it,

like the ladies who redden

the withered rose of their loins.



Our half-closed eyes

are like dying heavens.



The moon grows ancient.

And the night no longer watches.



You barely remember me —

where then shall I take my heart?






Farewell



But you never came with the evening —

I sat in a cape of stars.



When I heard someone knocking,

it was my own heart.

 

Now it hangs on every door post,

even yours —



among ferns a burnt-out fire-rose

in garland brown.



For you I stained heaven blackberry

with my own heart's blood.



But you never came with the evening —

I stood in golden shoes.






Prayer



In every country I seek a city

with an angel standing at the gate.

I carry broken on my shoulder

his great heavy wing,

and in my forehead the seal of his star.



And endlessly I roam the night

bringing love to this world,  

that every heart may blossom blue.

All my wearying life I have watched,

darkly breathing, cloaked in God.



Oh God, pull your coat tighter!

I know I'm the lees in the goblet,

and when the last man pours out the world

You'll not let me slip through your might again —

a new globe of earth will encompass me.




_________________

E L S E    L A S K E R - S C H U L E R
translated from the German by Janine Canan



Star In My Forehead
Holy Cow! Press
2000

http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/lasker-schueler-else




Saturday, December 20, 2014

RUSSELL LEE ~










Whenever I go back to his work I consider Russell Lee the greatest photograph ever,
when there is no one great photographer ever, but Russell Lee is when I look his work over.


http://encyclopedia.densho.org/Russell_Lee/


once in vermont films 2014  © bob arnold

 

 

 

Friday, December 19, 2014

REDEPLOYMENT ~








"This morning our gun dropped about 270 pounds of ICM on a
smuggler's checkpoint ten kliks south of us. We took out a group
of insurgents and then we went to the Fallujah chow hall for 
lunch. I got fish and lima beans. I try to eat healthy."

from "Ten Kliks South"

Redeployment
Phil Klay
Penguin 2014



Thursday, December 18, 2014

TYPEWRITER ART ~








Typewriter Art
A Modern Anthology
edited by Barrie Tullett
Laurence King Publishers, 2014






ee ~









"To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."
E  E     C  U  M  M  I  N  G  S






Wednesday, December 17, 2014

JAMES LAUGHLIN ~







 Literchoor Is My Beat
a life of james laughlin
publisher of new directions
Farrar, 2014











Tuesday, December 16, 2014

MOROCCO HOUSEHOLD ~







Village on the southern slopes of the
High Atlas Mountains, Morocco
photo Ivo Grammet





C.S. GISCOMBE'S OHIO RAILROADS ~

















C.S. Giscombe
Ohio Railroads
Omnidawn 2014