Mary Szybist :: Mary SzybistBeyond The Artifice of Elegy – Poetry Off the Shelf | Poetry Foundation

A poem about grief by National Book Award Poetry finalist Mary Szybist

Source: Beyond The Artifice of Elegy – Poetry Off the Shelf | Poetry Foundation

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Reading Cy Twombly: Poetry in Paint

CY TWOMBLY, UNTITLED (TO SAPPHO), 1976, OIL, WAX CRAYON ON DRAWING CARDBOARD, 59″ × 53 1⁄4″. © CY TWOMBLY FOUNDATION. COURTESY ARCHIVES FONDAZIONE NICOLA DEL ROSCIO.

Twombly’s “homage” to Sappho in Untitled (To Sappho) (1976) creates an erotic visual poem out of Sappho’s fragmentary epithalamium, using purple (the mark of consummation and death) both to celebrate and to mourn Hyacinthus’s death and transformation into a flower. The juxtaposition of paint and poetry marks the conjunction of the pastoral strain and the pastoral “stain”—painting and sexuality. Twombly’s relation to pastoral suggests, not so much nostalgia as the modern artist’s inextricable entanglement with sociality.

Looking at the influence of poetry in Cy Twombly’s art.

Source: Reading Cy Twombly: Poetry in Paint

“Salami” – September 15 2017, MUTTS Daily Comic Strip

Source: September 15 2017, Daily Comic Strip

Barbra Streisand sings ‘ When the sun comes out ‘ – YouTube

Sunnny (3) – Johnny Lytle – vengodalmare

* in coperina  Chris Killip

Source: Sunnny (3) – Johnny Lytle – vengodalmare

Mandy Patinkin – Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? – YouTube

~ gratitude to vengodalmare

This Is Life After Nature

HOMELESSNESS WITHOUT LEAVING HOME: The Australian droughts of the early 2000s inspired scholars to coin the term solastalgia to describe the distress of a changing environment.Wikimedia

Solastalgia is the definitive disease of the 21st century but only a few even know its name. The symptoms include an underlying sense…

Source: This Is Life After Nature