I sit beside the fire and think Of all that I have seen Of meadow flowers and butterflies In summers that have been Of yellow leaves and gossamer In autumns that there were With morning mist and silver sun And wind upon my hair I sit beside the fire and think Of how the world will be When winter comes without a spring That I shall ever see For still there are so many things That I have never seen In every wood in every spring There is a...
“Yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” ― E.E. Cummings Christian Rohlfs, Dancing around the Ball of the Sun, 1916
Evening Slowly the evening puts on the garments held for it by a rim of ancient trees; you watch: and the lands divide from you, one going heavenward, one that falls; and leave you, to neither quite belonging, not quite so dark as the house sunk in silence, not quite so surely pledging the eternal as that which grows star each night and climbs- and leave you (inexpressibly to untangle) your life afraid and huge and ripening, so that it, now bound in and now embracing, grows alternately stone...
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience and Other Essays Edmund Charles Tarbell (American painter) 1862 – 1938 Interior of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, ca. 1926
Three Women on a Sofa at Clos Cézanne, Vaucresseon Edouard Vuillard – circa 1921
A painting I love! Grigory Gluckmann, (Russia, 1898-1973) The Dressing Room
“You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life” ― Salvador Dalí Photo Dali and his wife Gala
“The work of art will bring to light a new order inherent in things…the idea of unity.” Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918) The Dream, 1897
“Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties” Emil Nolde (1867-1956) Mask Still Life III 1911 Irises and Poppies
“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.” ― Salvador Dalí Salvador Dalí, painting The Temptation of St. Anthony, 1946