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Mythology of Blue : The Lord gives everything and charges by taking it…

Mortal Soul, Moral Soul | Lapham’s Quarterly

The Veteran in a New Field (detail), by Winslow Homer, 1865. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967.

What happens when private grief becomes common experience?

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In Antarctica a human voice — depending on air temperature, wind direction, the quality of the ice to refract sound—can be heard almost two miles away. There are few places of such silence on this earth. But there are other ways, if we have the desire and the will, to hear voices from a distance, even when that silence is gone. And it can still be found in our communion with literature, with art — a deep privacy that is simultaneously the voice of one mind, one soul, to another. There is no redemption in history. The dead remain where they are buried. But memory knows that the dead will float to the surface of the river. Memory knows the dead can read.

In your hands, my hunger. 

Anne Michaels

Source: Mortal Soul, Moral Soul | Lapham’s Quarterly

TOM CLARK

DSC_2252-1: photo by Bronfer, 29 April 2018

Beyond the Pale

Source: TOM CLARK

NeverEnding Story: One Man’s Maple Moon: Place of No Memory Tanka by A A Marcoff

One Man’s Maple Moon: Place of No Memory Tanka by A A Marcoff

English Original

I have come
to a place
of no memory —
white butterflies,
pure breeze, light

Presence, 55, 2016

A A Marcoff

Chinese Translation (Traditional)

我到訪
一個沒有留存記憶
的地方 —
白蝴蝶,
清風,陽光

Source: NeverEnding Story: One Man’s Maple Moon: Place of No Memory Tanka by A A Marcoff

Digital Neuroland & the Assemblage Brain | Deterritorial Investigations

Source: Digital Neuroland & the Assemblage Brain | Deterritorial Investigations

Fish recognise friends and foes through their unique faces | New Scientist

Roberto Nistri/Alamy Stock Photo

“Fish are generally lowly regarded,” says Ken Collins of the University of Southampton, UK. “One example is the widespread but false notion that goldfish only have a 3-second memory.”

However, much like mammals, fish “can have complex lives and consequently need a number of cognitive abilities with which to carry out a range of behaviours”.

Source: Fish recognise friends and foes through their unique faces | New Scientist

A Longhouse Birdhouse: JOHN BERGER ~

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: JOHN BERGER ~

Her Private Papers – M Train by Patti Smith | The New York Review of Books

obrien_1-102215_jpg_600x649_q85Patti Smith, New York City, early 1970s; photograph by Judy Linn

M Train by Patti Smith |NYRB

Louise Glück – “First Memory”

Long ago, I was wounded. I lived
to revenge myself
against my father, not
for what he was–
for what I was: from the beginning of time,
in childhood, I thought
that pain meant
I was not loved.
It meant I loved.

Dana Gioia Poetry As Enchantment | The Dark Horse

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