—from The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems
See more envelope poems and read the introduction to the book in the November 2013 issue of Poetry.
Forever — is Composed of Nows —, an exhibition of artworks inspired by Emily Dickinson, is on exhibit in the Poetry Foundation gallery through November 30.
Doesn’t it scare you that you’ve wasted more than half of your life hating yourself? It should.
No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini
So much Bernini appreciation.
"The Ecstasy of St. Teresa of Avila" remains one of my favorite sculptures ever. Yes, even more than Michaelangelo’s "David."
There are no norms. All people are exceptions to a rule that doesn’t exist.
Are you guys really that ignorant or just stupid? Federal background checks are already required whenever a gun is purchased from a dealer. I had to go through a federal background check for my concealed carry permit as well… Liberals have no clue of the firearms laws that exist already…
“From a dealer.” (But the answer to your first question is “no, although it’s all relative we suppose.”)
The DPLA is now real. Go forth and explore.
It’s not very often you get to build a new library. Together, that’s what we will begin to do today. Starting with over two million items, each with its own special story and significance, the Digital Public Library of America will now begin to assemble the riches of our country’s libraries, archives, and museums, and connect them with the public.
-Dan Cohen, Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America
‘DECAYING FLOWERS’ WAS SHOT BY BILLY KIDD
Billy Kidd (tumblr | facebook) extremely talented photographer based in New York. - “When i was 6 we sold everything in a garage sale.I made an impressive $20 selling my He-Man action figures, Castle of Grayskull, G.I. Joe’s and every little thing. I thought it would be fun to put my money in a small wooden box and bury it with a small white string tied to it coming out of the dirt. I never found the money. We weaved around the US from state to state in an RV. I slept above the driver seat in a loft style bed, It was the coolest thing. Towards the end of our journey we went through Death Valley. A bag of ice cost us $3.49 in 1987. We settled down in Scottsdale, AZ.”