Posts Tagged ‘ south ’

How Can We Win by Kimberly Jones – YouTube

The following 7-minute YouTube video presentation from Kimberly Jones is extemporaneous. Her brilliant, eloquent truth-telling made me take a knee; my head and heart bow with gratitude, love, and humility for this concise, factual lesson from Kimberly Jones. Please take time to listen. – word pond

A Love Note to the Quirky South


Roger Manley, “Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden, Summerville, Georgia” (1987–88) (© 2019 Roger Manley, photo courtesy Institute 193)

In this new, posthumously published book, he [Jonathan Williams] writes:

Walks to the Paradise Garden could have been called what Guy Mendes wanted for a title: Way Out People Way Out There. But, as a survivor from the Days of Highbrow Culture, I liked the deeper resonance of my choice. For one thing, many of the people in this book are directly involved with making paradise for themselves in the front yard, the back garden, the parlor, the sun porch, the basement. Making things for them has been a way to salvage a little dignity from often poor and difficult lives. Salvation can come, on one level, from being paid attention to and being recognized.

Decades in the making, the late poet Jonathan Williams’s photo-filled travelogue captures the creative spirit of a region.

Source: A Love Note to the Quirky South

Spring cactus, a haiku duo by Donna Fleischer

Spring cactus
my finger near a pink blossom
morning lightens

Spring cactus
eyes blossom toward
the south, that mountain

– Donna Fleischer
April 28, 2015