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Never Ever!!

Never Ever!!

  There are blue fields to love And red oceans      Of course Plus black rain on May Day But it’s always been      At least for me The sheer genius of flannel clouds That knocks me for a push-pull Or two or seven loops Like a child’s long shout out To our morning goddess After they’ve had their swim Their cereal their prize-winning song After they’ve frozen their dreams      For the image-zoos           The butterbread-museums The psychic kaleidoscopes…

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The Judgment of Paris

The Judgment of Paris

 Reading a very interesting book by Ross King, The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism. About 70 pages in, the book concentrates primarily (so far) on Edouard Manet and Ernest Meissonier, the future and the recent past for art in France, cerca 1863. The pivot point being that year’s Salon and its Salon des Refuses, which Napoleon III helps insure. It’s detailed, without getting bogged down, and general enough to cover the ground necessary to…

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