Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Passages: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944)

(June 29, 1900 – July 31, 1944) 
"My life is monotonous. I hunt chickens; people hunt me. All chickens are just alike, and all men are just alike. So I'm rather bored. But if you tame me, my life will be filled with sunshine. I'll know the sound of footsteps that will be different from all the rest. Other footsteps send me back underground. Yours will call me out of my burrow like music. And then, look! You see the wheat fields over there? I don't eat bread. For me wheat is of no use whatever. Wheat fields say nothing to me. Which is sad. But you have hair the color of gold. So it will be wonderful, once you've tamed me! The wheat, which is golden, will remind me of you. And I'll love the sound of the wind in the wheat . . . "

From The Little Prince, first published in 1943 by Reynal & Hitchcock.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Filling the Well: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Steve Powers, and Mariel Waloff

SCAD, Atlanta Campus

Poetry is eternal graffiti 
written in the heart of everyone. 
– Lawrence Ferlinghetti
                                                           Poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

"Love on the El"
A documentary slideshow by Mariel Waloff
based on Steve Powers' A Love Letter For You.

Love Letter is “a letter for one, with meaning for all” and speaks to all residents who have loved and for those who long for a way to express that love to the world around them. He [Steve Powers] considers the project “my chance to put something on these rooftops that people would care about.”
Photos by Lindsey T...

Click HERE to read more about Steve Powers Love Letter project.
Click HERE to browse more artworks from Mural Arts Philadelphia.

Join Carol at Carol's Corner to read a wonderful poem by Jeannette Encinias and peruse this week's Poetry Friday roundup.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Passages: Norton Juster (1929–2021)

(June 2, 1929 – March 8, 2021)
"Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn?” she inquired. “Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause in a roomful of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re all alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful, if you listen carefully.”  
– The Soundkeeper    
From The Phantom Tollbooth, first published in 1961 by Random House.