Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Katkin Against the Wind, Plymouth Hoe, 1968
Roger Mayne

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Autumn Fire (1931)
Herman G. Weinberg

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Japan, 1996
Gueorgui Pinkhassov

Monday, January 14, 2008

Bibi in Nice, 1921
Jacques Henri Lartigue

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Lola (1981)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Breathless (1960)
Jean Luc-Godard

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Seated Woman with a Parasol (study for La Grande Jette), 1884/85
Georges Seurat

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Love Box

Because of the Paganini I lifted the lid
the minute I got back from Prague and kissed
the two ridiculous inlaid hearts that were
located so carefully and lacquered so well
they could have been painted on, and I would have said
one was me and one was you and you were
standing beside a column that propped the roof up
and you said, "Don't forget, I saved your life once,"
and I said, "I'll never forget," and there were walls
plated in bronze and dogs of gold and silver,
except the machine broke down, or what it did,
the music just ended, or just when you thought it did
there was another ping; and I got up
to put my white shirt on I wear to buy
my carrots in and I rewound the box
though it was June and there was blood on my fingers
from strawberries and I examined the tiny
pins reaching up from the comb and the block of wood
to see where music comes from and to learn
once and for all how feeling is converted,
though we were in a boat in Naples harbor--
I like that better--and we were floating and there was
more than an inch of water and the inlaid
hearts were shaking and the pins were going wild.

Gerald Stern

Carnival Evening, 1886
Henri Rousseau