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Loving Vincent

Happy Birthday, Vincent Van Gogh!

The world’s first fully oil painted feature film brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists.

The Impossible Dream
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March 30, 2020 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

A cloud

by Misuzu Kaneko

I want to be a cloud.
Fluffy, fluffy
From the far end of the blue sky
trying out everything.
In the night, I’ll play tag with Mrs Moon.

If I get bored even with that,
I will change into the rain.
Along with Mr Thunder,
I’ll jump and fall into the pond in your house.

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March 27, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Spring Pools

by Robert Frost

These pools that, though in forests, still reflect
The total sky almost without defect,
And like the flowers beside them, chill and shiver,
Will like the flowers beside them soon be gone,
And yet not out by any brook or river,
But up by roots to bring dark foliage on.
The trees that have it in their pent-up buds
To darken nature and be summer woods—
Let them think twice before they use their powers
To blot out and drink up and sweep away
These flowery waters and these watery flowers
From snow that melted only yesterday.

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March 26, 2020 at 3:26 am Leave a comment

Hymn to Freedom

Happy Greek Independence Day!

I recognize you by the fearsome sharpness,
of your sword,
I recognize you by your face
that defines the land (i.e. the land’s borders).

From the sacred bones,
of the Hellenes arisen,
and valiant again as you once were,
Hail, o hail, Liberty!

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March 25, 2020 at 3:25 am 1 comment

Bee, I’m eXpecting You


by Emily Dickinson

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March 24, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

What is Green?


by Mary O’Neill

Green is the grass
And the leaves of trees
Green is the smell
Of a country breeze . . .

Green is a coolness
You get in the shade
Of the tall old woods
Where the moss is made.

Green is a flutter
That comes in Spring
When frost melts out
Of everything.

Green is a grasshopper
Green is jade
Green is hiding
In the shade
Green is an olive
And a pickle.

The sound of green
Is a water-trickle.
Green is the world
After the rain
Bathed and beautiful
Again . . .

Green is the meadow,
Green is the fuzz
That covers up
Where winter was.
Green is ivy and Honeysuckle vine.
Green is yours
Green is mine . . .

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March 23, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

VIDEO: Infinity Mirrors

Happy Birthday, Yayoi Kusama!

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March 22, 2020 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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