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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Ron Padgett: On Fire / Jane Cooper: Vermont, 1974 / Jack Delano: At the Vermont State Fair, 1941 / In the Vale

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Bliss Pond, Calais, Vermont | by krisknow

Bliss Pond, Calais, Vermont: photo by krisknow, 10 October 2014

Bliss Pond, Calais, Vermont | by krisknow

Bliss Pond, Calais, Vermont: photo by krisknow, 10 October 2014

Bliss Pond, Calais, Vermont | by krisknow

Bliss Pond, Calais, Vermont: photo by krisknow, 10 October 2014

wood nettle 1 | by cwohlers

wood nettle 1, Calais, Vermont. Wood nettle, Laportea canadensis. You can see the flowers underneath. It does sting, but the sting goes aaway in 10-20 Minutes.: photo by Charles Wohlers, 6 July 2015

Ron Padgett: On Fire

The afternoon light across the pond
is doing a good job today, the sky
behind them a gray smudge
with a trace of puffery
but the trees stand out in perfect clarity
and here I am, and if I weren’t
I wouldn’t know the difference,
just as, say, Shelley wouldn’t.
“O sky and song entwinèd in a wild embrace
and hid asleep inside the human race,”
he might have said.
It’s good to think of Shelley
as a person and not
the great Romantic poet
who died at thirty tragically,
Percy a young man gifted and serious
with a big heart and an open mind
who wrote some mediocre poems
and a few truly great ones.
Every day I read a few and try
to see him writing them, but
all I get is a dim view of the back
of a man at a table in a chilly room in Italy,
his arm moving slightly,
and in the flickering candlelight a woman
with a sleeping baby in her arms.
From time to time the baby says “Umph”
and another sheet of paper flutters down
with flowing glistening words in black.
Shelley is on fire tonight.


Vermont2016-125 | by krisknow

Vermont2016-125 [Calais, Vermont): photo by krisknow, 5 October 2016

Vermont2016-125 | by krisknow

Vermont2016-125 [Calais, Vermont): photo by krisknow, 5 October 2016

Vermont2016-125 | by krisknow

Vermont2016-125 [Calais, Vermont): photo by krisknow, 5 October 2016

fournier, louis edouard - The Funeral of Shelley | by Amber Tree

Louis Edouard Fournier (Frankrijk, 1857-1917) -- The Funeral of Shelley: photo by Amber Tree, 9 May 2015

fournier, louis edouard - The Funeral of Shelley | by Amber Tree

Louis Edouard Fournier (Frankrijk, 1857-1917) -- The Funeral of Shelley: photo by Amber Tree, 9 May 2015

fournier, louis edouard - The Funeral of Shelley | by Amber Tree

Louis Edouard Fournier (Frankrijk, 1857-1917) -- The Funeral of Shelley: photo by Amber Tree, 9 May 2015


Percy Bysshe Shelley: illustration by Culture Club, 2015

Autumn Evening, Calais, Vermont | by Artistic Approach Photography

Autumn Evening, Calais, Vermont: photo by Cynthia Davis, 10 October 2015

Autumn Evening, Calais, Vermont | by Artistic Approach Photography

Autumn Evening, Calais, Vermont: photo by Cynthia Davis, 10 October 2015

Autumn Evening, Calais, Vermont | by Artistic Approach Photography

Autumn Evening, Calais, Vermont: photo by Cynthia Davis, 10 October 2015

Calais, Vermont | by krisknow

Calais, Vermont: photo by krisknow, 3 October 2015

Calais, Vermont | by krisknow

Calais, Vermont: photo by krisknow, 3 October 2015

Calais, Vermont | by krisknow

Calais, Vermont: photo by krisknow, 3 October 2015

Vermont2016-143 | by krisknow

Vermont2016-143 [Calais, Vermont): photo by krisknow, 5 October 2016

Vermont2016-143 | by krisknow

Vermont2016-143 [Calais, Vermont): photo by krisknow, 5 October 2016

Vermont2016-143 | by krisknow

Vermont2016-143 [Calais, Vermont): photo by krisknow, 5 October 2016

Vermont2016-49 | by krisknow

Vermont2016-49 [Calais, Vermont): photo by krisknow, 3 October 2016

Vermont2016-49 | by krisknow

Vermont2016-49 [Calais, Vermont): photo by krisknow, 3 October 2016

Vermont2016-49 | by krisknow

Vermont2016-49 [Calais, Vermont): photo by krisknow, 3 October 2016

Vermont2016-119 | by krisknow

Vermont2016-119 [Calais, Vermont): photo by krisknow, 5 October 2016

Vermont2016-119 | by krisknow

Vermont2016-119 [Calais, Vermont): photo by krisknow, 5 October 2016

Vermont2016-119 | by krisknow

Vermont2016-119 [Calais, Vermont): photo by krisknow, 5 October 2016

Calais, Vermont | by krisknow

Calais, Vermont: photo by krisknow, 2 October 2014

Calais, Vermont | by krisknow

Calais, Vermont: photo by krisknow, 2 October 2014

Calais, Vermont | by krisknow

Calais, Vermont: photo by krisknow, 2 October 2014

Jane Cooper: Vermont, 1974


 
This area Is known as Gay Hill near Stockbridge, Vermont. The farm was originally built in the 1800's by Ephraim Twitchell, the famous Vermont bridge builder.: photo by Jane Cooper for the Environmental Protection Agency's DOCUMERICA Project, March 1974 (U. S. National Archives)

 
Early morning mist from a river carpets the length of the East Randolph, Vermont, valley: photo by Jane Cooper for the Environmental Protection Agency's DOCUMERICA Project, May 1974 (U. S. National Archives) 

 
The village of East Randolph, Vermont, where buildings only change with the weight of years and heavy snows, is seen shortly after the dawn mist has risen: photo by Jane Cooper for the Environmental Protection Agency's DOCUMERICA Project, May 1974 (U. S. National Archives)


Jack Delano: At the Vermont State Fair, 1941


Barker at the grounds of the Vermont state fair, Rutland: photo by Jack Delano, September 1941 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)


On the ferris wheel at the Vermont state fair, Rutland: photo by Jack Delano, September 1941 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)

 

View of the grounds of the Vermont state fair, Rutland: photo by Jack Delano, September 1941 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)

 

At the Vermont state fair, Rutland: photo by Jack Delano, September 1941 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)



At the Vermont state fair, Rutland: photo by Jack Delano, September 1941 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress

 

"Backstage" at the "girlie" show at the Vermont state fair, Rutland: photo by Jack Delano, September 1941 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)



"Backstage" at the "girlie" show at the Vermont state fair, Rutland: photo by Jack Delano, September 1941 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)

 

"Backstage" at the "girlie" show at the Vermont state fair, Rutland: photo by Jack Delano, September 1941 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)



Side show at the Vermont state fair, Rutland: photo by Jack Delano, September 1941 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)



Poster for a side show at the Vermont state fair, Rutland: photo by Jack Delano, September 1941 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)



Side shows at the Vermont state fair, Rutland: photo by Jack Delano, September 1941 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress

 

Barker at the grounds of the Vermont state fair, Rutland: photo by Jack Delano, September 1941 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)


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Barker at the grounds of the Vermont state fair, Rutland: photo by Jack Delano, September 1941 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)

 

At the Vermont state fair, Rutland
: photo by Jack Delano, September 1941 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)


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At the Vermont state fair, Rutland
: photo by Jack Delano, September 1941 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)

 

At the Vermont state fair, Rutland
: photo by Jack Delano, September 1941 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)


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At the Vermont state fair, Rutland
: photo by Jack Delano, September 1941 (Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection, Library of Congress)

In the Vale


The Vale
: Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875), 1855-60, oil on wood, 35 x 53 cm (Musée du Louvre, Paris)

There is a cool pleasure in the very sound of vale. The English word is of the happiest chance.    
-- John Keats, notes on Paradise Lost
The shadow beneath the trees, the cool dappled  
Days, marking time passing. Light and shade
No longer so easy to keep apart, the dark
 

Parts invading the bright parts making gray
This moment, always just a moment away
From that moment, the moments bleeding
Into one another until at last they stop.

 



Fontainebleau, the Bas Breau Road: Camille Corot
(1796-1875), c. 1830-35, oil on canvas (private collection)



Landscape at Castiglioncello: Claudio Abbati (1836-1868), 1863, oil on canvas, 10 x30 cm (Galleria dell'Arte Moderna, Palazzo Pitti, Florence)


Landscape at Castiglioncello: Claudio Abbati (1836-1838), 1863, oil on canvas, 10 x30 cm (Galleria dell'Arte Moderna, Palazzo Pitti, Florence)


Country Road with Cypresses: Claudio Abbati (1836-1868), c. 1860, oil on canvas, 28 x37 cm (Galleria dell'Arte Moderna, Palazzo Pitti, Florence)