Sappho

The Pleiades disappear,

the pale moon goes down.

After midnight, time blurs:

sleepless, I lie alone.

~ Sappho, Sam Hamill, trans.

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Gil-Scott Heron

from his new album, I’m New Here

Mary Oliver

Poet Mary Oliver wows her Cleveland audience | – cleveland.com.

Victoria de los Angeles ~ Pie Jesu – Fauré Requiem

Artists are mystics and not rationalists. They leap to conclusions
that logic cannot reach.   ~ Sol LeWitt

Nina Simone

~ a repost from April 18 for Bob on his birthday

Standoff
by William Bronk

In business and politics, sometimes in love
even, we speak to the public and expect a reply.
But the arts speak in private to the silent world.
They stay unanswered after centuries.