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.