Dailies 5/20/17: city visions, a graveyard, a dulcimer duet, & a drought

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R.T. Smith – Duet

 

Baylis Ritchie of Viper,
Kentucky, near skeletal
in this picture with his
famous daughter Jean,
picks a Cumberland
dulcimer with a willow
switch, as his girl’s hands

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Richard Hague – Drought

 

When we have run our passion’s heat

Love hither makes his best retreat

 

In Spring, thaw and rain and promise:

lilies beard the good ground

 

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W. S. Merwin – Windnoon

On the green hill with the river beyond it
long ago and my father there
and my grandmother standing in her faded clothes
wrinkled high-laced black shoes in the spring grass

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Emma Lazarus – City Visions

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As the blind Milton’s memory of light,
The deaf Beethoven’s phantasy of tone,
Wrought joys for them surpassing all things known
In our restricted sphere of sound and sight,—

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