Tuesday, November 27, 2012















Scandale, Paris, 1947
Ilse Bing

















Girl in Red Kimono, Geesje Kwak, 1893-95
















Girl in a kimono (Geesje Kwak) in Breitner's studio on Lauriersgracht, n.d.

George Hendrik Breitner

Thursday, November 15, 2012



















Young Woman Drawing, 1801
Marie-Denise Villers

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Love Sleeping

Life in the throat of my love leaps

though love is sleeping
under the eyelids of my love Look
a dream is darting
as the blood darts in the throat's vein
and love's shoulder warms my cheek
a dream floats to my love's brain

Heart in the chest of my love moves

though sleeping proving
the flesh of love will wake See
a breath is taken
as a dream makes the brow of my love smile
and the face's flower and the hair's leaves
quiver in a wind of love on that isle

where the heart beats now Watch

I will watch for the meeting
of my love with love in the heat
of the dream's full quaking
as love's body wakes in my arms' catch
and life in my chest and throat leaps
though love is sleeping

May Swenson