heat wave blackout

the cool quiet,

the night

Donna Fleischer

Wolfgang Tillmans — Photographic Fundamentals / More Intelligent Life


Best Coast / When I’m With You

~ by way of  poet Alex Dimitrov

The Story of Cosmetics (2010)

Thanks to Clean Water Action for e-mailing this today.

Rita Cummings / Porthmeior Beach, St Ives

Porthmeior Beach, St Ives

A girl/surfing/
Walks backwards slowly into the sea/
Cold grey waves/

Only feel the emptiness/of walking away/
From the world/
Into the long breath/ of the sea/

Floating out to the empty line/
Which takes her to the Atlantic/
And all she’s left behind/

Barbara Hepworth’s hole in the sky/
Pale alabaster/heartstrings in wood
Batter my heart three-person’d god/
It is a rookery after all/a nest
Above the sea/where she could hammer & chisel/
Out a life/
The pagan hills she called them/a backdrop

The turquoise sea/beaches of mica and granite/
Shards of pottery from sunken ships/

This is the spot that takes her to the edge of things/
Where she can see through.

Rita Cummings
March 2010

Stringed Figure (Curlew) Version II
1956/copyright Bowness/Hepworth Estate

Hokku / Where to Get Help with Writing Hokku


Hokku has as its goal not beauty, but interest.  This is achieved through sensory experience — tasting, touching, smelling, hearing, and seeing.”  –David

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

Lao Tzu