March 31, 2023

“La Luz de Primavera” by Emily Dickinson (translation by Rico Paul Vallejos)

La Luz de Primavera La luz de primaverasólo asomaen el marzo del norte,en el septiembre del sur. Un color se plantaen campos solitarios,la ciencia apenas entiendepero lo siente la humanidad. Te espera en el jardíny… Continue Reading

March 30, 2023

Inside Yayoi Kusama’s “You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies” by Laura Villareal

Inside Yayoi Kusama's "You Who Are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies" Long ago I learned the trick,                    walk away         … Continue Reading

March 23, 2023

“Beacon of Hope” by Linton Kwesi Johnson

Beacon of Hope      for John La Rose welcome nocturnal friendI name you beacon of hopetonight fear fades to oblivionas you guide us beyond the starsto a new horizon tomorrow a stranger will entermy… Continue Reading

March 23, 2023

“A Light exists in Spring” by Emily Dickinson

A Light exists in Spring A Light exists in SpringNot present on the YearAt any other period —When March is scarcely here A Color stands abroadOn Solitary FieldsThat Science cannot overtakeBut Human Nature feels. It… Continue Reading

March 17, 2023

The 13 Virtues of Benjamin Franklin

In his new book, Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever, Gavin Edwards uncovers the real story behind the gentle everyman, Fred Rogers. Most interesting to me was a list that… Continue Reading

March 17, 2023

“Under the Poplars” by César Vallejo

Under the Poplars      for José Eulogio Garrido                     Like priestly imprisoned poets,the poplars of blood have fallen asleep.On the hills, the flocks of Bethlehemchew… Continue Reading

March 10, 2023

“The Mystical Ship” by Antonin Artaud

The Mystical Ship It has been lost, that archaic shipOn seas that drench my fevered dreams,Its tall masts hidden in the mistOf a biblical and psalm-filled sky. It will not be pastoral GreeksWho gently play… Continue Reading

March 3, 2023

Michelangelo makes a shopping list

Michelangelo's shopping list Not only was Italian artist Michelangelo one of the greatest sculptors and painters of the High Renaissance, he created art even when making a shopping list. Most likely, the extra effort was… Continue Reading

March 3, 2023

“March Moon” by Langston Hughes

March Moon The moon is naked. The wind has undressed the moon. The wind has blown all the cloud-garments Off the body of the moon And now she’s naked, Stark naked. But why don’t you… Continue Reading