Wednesday, May 18, 2022



Star Clusters / Hubble


For all searching guides for the world above (the stars)

we'd like to recommend two books for your library


Monday, May 16, 2022



Times at Bellosguardo

Oh now there in the glittering

stretch that bends toward the hills

the hum of evening lessens

and the trees chat with the hackneyed

murmur of the sand; and how this common life

no longer owned by our breath

gets channeled there, crystalline,

into orders of columns

and willows at the edges

and great moats in the gardens

by the overbrimming pools,

and how a sapphire light returns

for the men who live down there: it is too sad

such peace should enlighten in glimmers

and everything then roll on, with intermittent

flashes over the steaming riverbends,

with intersecting chimneys

and shouts from the hanging gardens

and consternation and long laughter

over patched roofs, among the arrases

of massed branches and a brilliant tail

that trails across the sky before

desire can find the words!


Eugenio Montale (1896-1981)


translated by Jonathan Galassi

Everyman 2012

Friday, May 13, 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022



Live At The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club 1977

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Monday, May 9, 2022

Sunday, May 8, 2022


Water Table

My earliest wish was not to exist —

to burst in the backyard

behind the rectory

where no one would see me.

This wasn't a plea to be found

or mourned for, but to be unborn

into the atmosphere. To hang

in the humid air, as ponds vent upward

from the overheated earth,

rise until they freeze

and crystallize, then drop

into the aquifer.


Eliza Griswold

If Men, Then

Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Saturday, May 7, 2022

Friday, May 6, 2022



R E A D     M E

MIT Press




A work by English graffiti artist Banksy is seen on a wall in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, Friday, Dec. 21, 2007

Thursday, May 5, 2022



J U D Y    H E N S K E

Dec. 20, 1936, Chippewa Falls, WI. ~ L.A. April 27, 2022