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Refining the Crudeness of Symbolism: An Analysis of William Carlos Williams’ “The Rose”

Dear all, I encourage you to read the following poem by William Carlos Williams, “The Rose,” published in his book Spring and All in 1923. Then take a good look at the 1914 painting “Flowers” by the cubist painter, Juan Gris, which you will find directly after the poem. Having done that, you will be prepared […]

There is a looking glass beyond the sea

There is a looking glass beyond the sea That shows her subject many secret things, The things that are, the things that yet may be, And memories from long forgotten springs. Go looking for this mirror if you dare; It’s hidden underneath a castle wall. Go look indeed at beauties, rich and fair. But don’t […]

Apologetics – Jacob T. Reilly

Apologetics “I’m sorry for the words I used.” His apology for what he’d done was one of adultery. In it, the realization of words as the constant cleaving of this from to that, he and she, came in the form of genesis. Her exodus from the room was not without assurance Of return, but what […]

A Gallery of Memories: Portrait One

A Gallery of Memories: Portrait One And there we, lovers, were and candles too With shadows flirting, skirting flickering lights. A Caravaggio – caliginous – Yet with the subject hidden out of sight.                Wand’ring the mind at night through painted halls. Darkness devoid of distraction – tenebrism – With candles cornered far enough away Perfects […]