Friday, December 26, 2008

Flying Dream, Queens, New York, 1971
Arthur Tress

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Tree in Lobby, New York City, 1977
Joel Meyerowitz

Monday, December 22, 2008

Miss Mary and Lotte at the Hill Crest, ca. 1910
Heinrich Kuhn

Friday, December 19, 2008

Moulin Rouge, Paris, 1931
Ilse Bing

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Portrait of Madeleine Mabille, 1888
Fernand Khnopff

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Ingmar Bergman

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Les Pointes
Edgar Degas

Friday, November 21, 2008

Elevator, Miami Beach, 1955
Robert Frank

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Kutztown, 1948
Saul Leiter

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Charlie Kaufman

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Nymphlight, 1957
Joseph Cornell and Rudy Burckhardt

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tilly Losch, c. 1935
Joseph Cornell

Friday, October 31, 2008

Tilly Losch, 1928
E. O.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Allan Davey

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

come and find me

if i could trace the line that ran

between your smile and your sleight of hand
i'd guess that you put something up my sleeve
now every time i see your face the bells ring in a far-off place
we can find each other this way i believe

from the hills and up behind, my town
is naked from the horizon down
the curvature is pressed against the raise
and we walked up in the fields alone

the silence fell just like a stone
that got lost in the wild blue and the gravel grey

come and find me now
come and find me now

though i'm here in this far-off place
my air is not your time and space
i draw you close with every breath
you don't know it's right until it's wrong
you don't know it's yours until it's gone
i didn't know that it was home ‘til you up and left

come and find me now
come and find me now

i keep you in a flower vase

your fatalism, crooked face

with the daisies and the violet brocades
and i keep me in a vacant lot
in the ivy's forget-me-nots
hoping you will come and untangle me one of these days

come and find me now
come and find me now

josh ritter

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Providence, 1968
Harry Callahan

Monday, October 6, 2008

World's Fair, New York City, 1964
Garry Winogrand

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A Summer Night, 1890
Winslow Homer

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Seated Woman, ca. 1917
Elie Nadelman

Monday, September 29, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

On a Dutch Ferry, 1953
Louis Stettner

Monday, September 22, 2008

Celia, ca. 1944
John Graham

Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)
Ingmar Bergman

Monday, September 15, 2008

Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
Max Ophuls

Shame (1968)
Ingmar Bergman

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Miroslav Tichy

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Portrait of Lee Miller, ca. 1927

Untitled, n.d.
Arnold Genthe

Monday, September 8, 2008

Young Girl Writing a Love Letter, c. 1755
Pietro Antonio Rotari

Mignon, 1900

Une Balleteuse, 1900
Robert Demachy

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Le Notti Bianche (1957)
Luchino Visconte

The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Sofia Coppola

Friday, August 29, 2008

Love Song

Like the hills under dusk you
fall away from the light:
you deepen: the green
light darkens
and you are nearly lost:
only so much light as
stars keep
manifests your face:
the total night in
myself raves
for the light along your lips.

A.R. Ammons

Deena de dos, 1955
Willy Ronis

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Best Time of the Day

Cool summer nights.
Windows open.
Lamps burning.
Fruit in the bowl.
And your head on my shoulder.
These the happiest moments in the day.

Next to the early morning hours,
of course. And the time
just before lunch.
And the afternoon, and
early evening hours.
But I do love

these summer nights.
Even more, I think,
than those other times.
The work finished for the day.
And no one can reach us now.
Or ever.

Raymond Carver

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Jacqueline Lisant, 1958
Pablo Picasso

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Cathy, Mary, Barbara, 1975
Joseph Szabo

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Woman Lying on a Divan, 1829
Joseph-Desire Court

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Le Feu Follet (1963)
Louis Malle

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Beach at Palavas, 1854
Gustave Courbet

Harmony in Blue and Silver: Trouville, 1865
James McNeill Whistler

Sunday, August 10, 2008

La Poetesse, 1972
Marc Chagall

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Saturday, August 2, 2008

In a landscape of having to repeat

In a landscape of having to repeat.
Noticing that she does, that he does and so on.
The underlying cause is as absent as rain.
Yet one remembers rain even in its absence and an attendant quiet.
If illusion descends or the very word you've been looking for.
He remembers looking at the photograph,
green and gray squares, undefined.
How perfectly ordinary someone says looking at the same thing or
I'd like to get to the bottom of that one.
When it is raining it is raining for all time and then it isn't
and when she looked at him, as he remembers it, the landscape moved      closer
than ever and she did and now he can hardly remember what it was      like.

Martha Ronk

Les Amants (1958)
Louis Malle

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981)
Emir Kusturica

Dancers in Pink, c. 1883
Edgar Degas

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Convertible, Westchester, New York, 1960s
George S. Zimbel

Paris, 1953
Willy Ronis

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I Fidanzati (1963)
Ermanno Olmi