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Double Original Friday – View from a City Bus, II

viewfromacitybusIIThis is the second short poem in this series – you can see the first one here – based on observations from my daily commute. The photograph was taken at Woods Hole, MA of the window of a bell tower on the harbor. The tower and garden around it are dedicated to St. Joseph. Delighting this scientist’s heart, the bells in the tower are named “Pasteur” and “Mendel.” Photograph, poem, and composition by me. Happy Friday!

Excerpt Tuesday – Monet Refuses the Operation – Lisel Mueller


Today’s excerpt is from “Monet Refuses the Operation” by Lisel Mueller (b. 1924) – read the whole poem here. Photograph and composition by me. Enjoy!

Double Original Friday – A View from the City Bus, I


Happy Friday and 4th of July! Poem, “A View From the City Bus, I,” composition, and photographs by me. I am hoping to do a series of these – the poem is a true story – a lady was walking around the Old Burying Ground in Cambridge checking off something on a clipboard as she visited graves. I have no idea what she was doing! The photographs are from around the Boston University Bridge, the bottom photograph is of a memorial to the men and women of Cambridge who served during World War II. It sits in the center of a traffic circle with Memorial Drive passing overhead.

Excerpt Tuesday – The Spirit Says You are Nothing – by Larry Levis


Today’s excerpt is from “The Spirit Says You are Nothing” by Larry Levis (1946-1996) – read the whole poem here. Drawing (pencil on newsprint), photograph, and composition by me.