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Retired from the rat race, and now a stay at home dad. Amateur photographer who attempts to write American Haiku in the style of Jack Kerouac to go with some of his photography, as he debates about becoming a professional photographer

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Red and Green

" Sorrow and scarlet leaf,
Sad thoughts and sunny weather.
Ah me, this glory and this grief
Agree not well together!"
-  Thomas Parsons, 1880, A Song For September

Saturday, September 22, 2012

"Autumn is the eternal corrective. It is ripeness and color and a time of maturity; but it is also breadth, and depth, and distance. What man can stand with autumn on a hilltop and fail to see the span of his world and the meaning of the rolling hills that reach to the far horizon?
- Hal Borland

Friday, September 7, 2012

Publicity release for Vistas-Vision and Verse: an exhibit of ekphrastic poetry and the original art that inspired it

“A common theory about poetry and art (made popular by Plutarch) is that “painting is mute poetry and poetry is a speaking picture”.” John Hollander

Vistas-Visions and Verse: an exhibit of ekphrastic poetry and the original art that inspired it is a compilation of 35 paired art and poetry pieces by 14 York and Lancaster County Poets. Media include photography, painting, textile, collage, acrylic on canvas, mixed media and more. Poetry takes the form of haiku, narrative, free verse and more.

The exhibit will hang in the Spring House Gallery of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 West Gay St., Lancaster, in November and December. An opening reception for the exhibit will be Sunday, November 4th, 2-4 and will include a brief reading by the poets.

“No one person will see and internalize a work of art in exactly the same way, thus outer experience is a reflection of the inner personal experience.” Kristen S. Kurzawski, Demystifying Poetry Using Women’s Ekphrasis.

We hope this exhibit will continue and contribute to the conversation between literature and the visual arts.