Mar 28, 2014

TREES

I THINK that I shall never see  
A poem as lovely as a tree.  
  A tree whose hungry mouth is prest  
Against the sweet earth's flowing breast;  
  A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;  
  A tree that may in summer wear  
A nest of robins in her hair;  
  Upon whose bosom snow has lain;  
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,  
But only God can make a tree.

A poem by Joyce Kilmer


Mar 27, 2014

EXODUS

From between the paws of the rock-hewn Sphinx rises the genius of human liberty, and the trumpets of the Exodus throb with the defiant proclamation of the rights of humanity.
~ Henry George ~



Mar 21, 2014

BOOKS I'D LIKE TO SEE ADAPTED INTO MOVIES

It's been a long time coming so let me take up where I left off and give you another list of my beloved books I should very much like to see in the big screen. I compiled a rather exiguous list in my previous post so let me remedy that by adding yet another list containing more, er still a few of those.


4. Jeweled Path - Rosalind Laker

#historicaldrama #baroqueera #artnouveau #faberge #demimonde

I got my copy of this book in a used bookstore and was glad I kept this. I was not expecting much of this at first but was unable to put down once I got started. I should like to watch this in a period film just as depicted in the book, in the colorful baroque era and in the time of Art Nouveau.

goodreads synopsis/reviews here


Mar 19, 2014

LET IT RAIN

Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain. 

~ Langston Hughes ~

Mar 16, 2014

ON THE ROAD

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”
~ Jack Kerouac ~
   On the Road.

Mar 12, 2014

THERE IS NO FRIGATE LIKE A BOOK

There is no Frigate like a Book 
To take us Lands away, 
Nor any Coursers like a Page 
Of prancing Poetry –  
This Traverse may the poorest take 
Without oppress of Toll –  
How frugal is the Chariot 
That bears a Human soul.

~ Emily Dickenson ~





Mar 11, 2014

LOST WORLDS

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

1. Machu Picchu
    Machupicchu District, Peru

2. Pompeii
    Campania, Italy
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Mar 9, 2014

MY ÁNTONIA

“As I looked about me I felt that the grass was the country, as the water is the sea. The red of the grass made all the great prairie the colour of winestains, or of certain seaweeds when they are first washed up. And there was so much motion in it; the whole country seemed, somehow, to be running.”
- Willa Cather, My Ántonia


Mar 6, 2014

SHIPWRECK


It tossed and tossed, —
A little brig I knew, —
O'ertook by blast,
It spun and spun,
And groped delirious, for morn.
It slipped and slipped,
As one that drunken stepped;
Its white foot tripped,
Then dropped from sight.
Ah, brig, good-night
To crew and you;
The ocean's heart too smooth, too blue,
To break for you.

Emily Dickinson ~

The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Series Two.

Mar 3, 2014

CINEMAGRAPHS


I was in awe with these pictures, er gifs while looking into the website of Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck. I have learned that they call these cinemagraphs, a fusion of both cinematic and photographic elements that results in these amazing editorials.


TIMES LONG PAST

That time when children play outdoors, make their own toys, wear home-made clothes and enjoy life's simple pleasures.

National Geographic: 1930s Quebec, Canada

National Geographic: 1919 Pennsylvania

Mar 2, 2014