Friday, August 31, 2012

Tumblr: Pushpinglory

I'm on Tumblr. Same name. Same message. Let's see how this works. Let's see what I enjoy. Who reads this? A few.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Maybe Very Happy, by Jack Gilbert

“After she died he was seized
by a great curiosity about what
it was like for her. Not that he
doubted how much she loved him.
But he knew there must have been
some things she had not liked.
So he went to her closest friend
and asked what she complained of.
“It’s all right,” he had to keep
saying, “I really won’t mind.”
Until the friend finally gave in.
“She said sometimes you made a noise
drinking your tea if it was very hot.””

-- Maybe Very Happy, by Jack Gilbert

Monday, March 5, 2012

Buy Literary Jounrals from NewPages

You can buy literary magazines and journals from NewPages new online store! What a great idea. I feel like it makes it easier to peruse different options without having to hop from website to website: could open up worlds for people looking for new options.

Mark Garry Rainbows

Mark Garry installs hundreds of threads just so: when the light hits them just right, the many strands create rainbows. There’s something about the meticulous nature of the project and the beautiful result – what if we engineered rainbows in each nook of a home? All that color .... 

I’m consistently impressed with artists’ logic: the initial idea and then to execute it. There’s such discipline and hard work involved.

More images and the rest of the story is available at My Modern Net.

Obama & Omar

President Obama says Omar is the best character from The Wire? 

Man with a moral code (albeit unconventional)? 
Man who unabashedly loves other men? "Man gotta have a code."
Defies stereotypes? Fearless Robin Hood of the hood?


Good job, Mr. President. 


Staircase of Notes

Stroll up those stairs & click those notes. 

(I just can't get over all of the color & all of those shapes & just what exists after the last step.)

Faith47, Cape Town

What I like about this Cape Town graffiti is not just the slope of the horse 
& the drip of paint but the words to the right: 


Emily Dickinson "Forever is composed of nows"

“Forever is composed of nows.”

- Emily Dickinson

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Nikki Giovanni

She knows who she is because she knows who she isn't. -- Nikki Giovanni

I wish you were here, dear

I wish you were here, dear,
I wish you were here.
I wish I knew no astronomy
when stars appear,
when the moon skims the water
that sighs and shifts in its slumber.
I wish it were still a quarter
to dial your number.