Archive for August, 2020

Photogram by Ellen Carey and Poem by Donna Fleischer Celebrate Two Art Forms at Hundred Heroines


Dings & Shadows (2018) © Ellen Carey


Donna’s poem – “Rapture in Oneiric Blue” – celebrates Anna Atkins, whose cyanotypes produced a Prussian blue — the word “cyan” means  “blue” — and Hundred Heroines is honoring Atkins, the 19th century British pioneer, who had many firsts: first female practitioner in photography, she made the first photo-book; first to use text in and around her unique photograms of nature found in her botanical studies; and first in colour/color . . . . and Donna’s poem highlights light and color with Carey, in the 21st century, made in the  “light-tight” darkroom, where no light is allowed, except upon exposure. Thank you, Donna, for your wonderful poetry and more, on Ellen Carey’s work at or Wikipedia.  – Ellen Carey

Source: Rapture in Oneiric Blue – Hundred Heroines

Five-Minute Coronavirus Stress Resets – The New York Times

Why Aren’t We Talking More About Ventilation? – The Atlantic

How is it that six months into a respiratory pandemic, we are still doing so little to mitigate airborne transmission?

Source: Why Aren’t We Talking More About Ventilation? – The Atlantic

Josephine Foster: Who Will Feel Bitter At The Days End – YouTube

Josephine Foster – Words Come Loose – YouTube

Josephine Foster – Adieu Colour Adieu (Madrid 2019) – YouTube

Josephine Foster – Eileen Aroon – YouTube

Josephine Foster – Wondrous Love – YouTube

Today’s Haiku (August 4, 2020) | Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

あかあかと薔薇の孤高や五千年  西村麒麟

akaaka to bara no kokkô ya gosen-nen

rose’s proud independence

in bright red—

five thousand years

Kirin Nishimura

Fay Aoyagi, translator

from “Kamo” (Duck), haiku collection of Kirin Nishimura, Bungaku no Mori, Tokyo 2017

Source: Today’s Haiku (August 4, 2020) | Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

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