These fragments I have shored against my ruins. -T.S. Eliot

These fragments I have shored against my ruins.  -T.S. Eliot

Monday, May 25, 2015

Or I could call it a longing





















Cianalas: homesickness, longing, loneliness, melancholy

A’ dol dhachaigh: going home(wards)



Image: Found
Title: Mary Oliver

Monday, December 29, 2014

As the result of this universal whiteness

















Snow is a form of light.
-Yves Bonnefoy

Image: Cuno Amiet
Title: Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Mute as amber






















When we speak of solitaries, we always take too much for granted. We think people know what we are talking about. But they know absolutely nothing. 

-Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

Art: Vilhelm Hammershoi, Baker's Shop1888 
Title: James Agee, excerpt from A Death in the Family

Saturday, October 18, 2014

All books are the Book of Job

















"Hence our loneliness; hence our desolation."
-Virginia Woolf, The Waves

Image: Ikko Narahara, Shadow of car driving through desert, Arizona, 1971

Title: Stanley Elkin

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Open the book: the gilt, the edges, the pages, the fingertips...






















"A good book ... leaves you wanting to reread the book. A great book compels you to reread your own soul.”  
-Richard Flanagan, The Narrow Road to the Deep North 

Image: Michael SchlegelIceland
Title: adapted from Elizabeth Bishop