Pacific Grove, California, late March 2013
Originally posted June 22, 2012
Originally posted June 4th, 2009 as “sexual nature.”
For a peaceful season…
New England, 2013
In memory of John Simon
May 12, 1925 – November 24, 2019
In memory of P.J.S. on her sixty-third birthday.
In memory of P.J.S. on her sixty-second birthday.
“…for me you are the only real poet of the sea, whereas you claim that it is only the ship itself you wanted to exalt… I don’t think you ever took my obsession with the sea seriously…in fact, because of my birth, childhood, and ancient insular atavism on a small Caribbean island, the sea is to me something absolutely basic, mingled with my very blood; and without my noticing, it has spread to every part of my being.
…one cannot stray far from the sea except by straying from oneself.”
Saint-Leger Leger, in a letter to Joseph Conrad, February 1921
For a peaceful Christmas…
Originally posted December 20, 2010
“The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Such a strange flower…”
– Kate Hepburn, Stage Door
In memory of P.J.S. on her fifty-ninth birthday.
open, to Spring