Posts Tagged ‘ natural world ’

First Known When Lost: A Thought In Passing

The Mayo Tao

I have abandoned the dream kitchens for a low fire
and a prescriptive
literature of the spirit.
A storm snores on the desolate sea.

The nearest shop is four miles away.
When I walk there
through the shambles of the morning
for tea and firelighters,
the mountain paces me
in a snow-lit silence.

My days are spent in conversation
with stags and blackbirds;
at night fox and badger
gather at my door.

I have stood for hours watching
a salmon doze
in the tea-gold dark,
for weeks watching a spider weave
in a pale light, for months
listening to the sob-story
of a stone on the road —
the best, most monotonous
sob-story I have ever heard.

I am an expert on frost crystals
and the silence of crickets,
a confidant of the stinking shore,
the stars in the mud.

(There is an immanence in these things
which drives me, despite
my scepticism, almost
to the point of speech —
like sunlight cleaving
the lake mist at morning
or when tepid water runs cold at last from the tap.)

I have been working for years
on a four-line poem
about the life of a leaf.
I think it may come out right this winter.

Derek Mahon, Poems 1962-1978 (Oxford University Press 1979).

Source: First Known When Lost: A Thought In Passing

Susan Bogle Finnegan, paintings – In the Thicket – Gallery on the Green


Susan Bogle Finnegan  Memory-Late Night, 2018  Oil on canvas, 24″ x 22″

In the Thicket features paintings and works on paper by artist Susan Bogle Finnegan, who is drawn to the complexities and drama of the natural world.

Curated by Ann Finholt and A. Walter Kendra

April 20 to May 20, 2018

Opening Reception April 21 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.,
preceded by a gallery talk by the artist at 5:00 p.m.

Gallery on the Green
Corner of Down Avenue + Route 44
Canton, Connecticut

Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday, 1:00 – 5 p.m.

Call Me By Your Name: The Influences – YouTube

In this episode of the Nerdwriter, Evan Puschak imagines a film school class that studies the influences of Call Me By Your Name, which include a pair of Merchant Ivory films, A Room With a View and Maurice. One of the best love stories I’ve seen in recent years, Call Me By Your Name is one of those movies I’m waiting to watch again after some time, saving it like the last chocolate in the box.

Source: The influences of Call Me By Your Name |

The sounds of nature, as music :: Harvard Gazette

The sounds of nature, as music | Harvard Gazette.

The Great Outdoors Is Good for Allergies / Wired Science |

The Great Outdoors Is Good for Allergies | Wired Science |

Sounds of Japan 日本の音 1

Joyful thanks to Taro Kunugi for recommending this video

Giving Nature Legal Rights: The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund / Positive News



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