Desert Gold 2014, Palm Springs


New York City, 1966

Frank O’Hara, “Having a Coke with You.” 


Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England
At the Spring Equinox, day and night are of equal length all over the world. 
The sun’s journey along the horizon — its position as it kissed the giant columnated stones — was used as a seasonal calendar by the monument’s builders five thousand years ago. 
Today at dawn, druids and pagans gather at that ancient site to celebrate the Spring Equinox, and welcome the new season.
Photo by Nick Lomb, 1975.

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

At the Spring Equinox, day and night are of equal length all over the world. 

The sun’s journey along the horizon — its position as it kissed the giant columnated stones — was used as a seasonal calendar by the monument’s builders five thousand years ago. 

Today at dawn, druids and pagans gather at that ancient site to celebrate the Spring Equinox, and welcome the new season.

Photo by Nick Lomb, 1975.


Somewhere
a black bear
has just risen from sleep
and is staring

down the mountain.
All night
in the brisk and shallow restlessness
of early spring

I think of her,
her four black fists
flicking the gravel,
her tongue

like a red fire
touching the grass,
the cold water.
There is only one question:

how to love this world.
I think of her
rising
like a black and leafy ledge

to sharpen her claws against
the silence
of the trees.
Whatever else

my life is
with its poems
and its music
and its glass cities,

it is also this dazzling darkness
coming
down the mountain,
breathing and tasting;

all day I think of her–
her white teeth,
her wordlessness,
her perfect love.

Spring
by Mary Oliver


London, UKThat Flower Shop
First sign of spring.

London, UK
That Flower Shop

First sign of spring.


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