August 18, 2023

The Vatican Film List: 15 Best Movies about Religion

The Vatican Film List: 15 Best Movies about Religion Andrei Rublev — Andrei Tarkovsky (1969, USSR) The Mission — Roland Joffé (1986, UK) La passion de Jeanne d’Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc) —… Continue Reading

July 28, 2023

“The white moon / La lune blanche” by Paul Verlaine

"The white moon" The white moonShines in the wood;From every branchThere comes a voiceBeneath the arbor ... O my love. The pond reflects,Like a shimmering mirror,The silhouetteOf the black willowWhere the wind laments ... Let… Continue Reading

June 23, 2023

“Bloom—is Result—to meet a Flower” by Emily Dickinson

"Bloom—is Result—to meet a Flower" Bloom—is Result—to meet a FlowerAnd casually glanceWould scarcely cause one to suspectThe minor Circumstance Assisting in the Bright AffairSo intricately doneThen offered as a ButterflyTo the Meridian— To pack the… Continue Reading

April 7, 2023

“Canary” by Rita Dove

Canary      for Michael S. Harper Billie Holiday’s burned voicehad as many shadows as lights,a mournful candelabra against a sleek piano,the gardenia her signature under that ruined face. (Now you’re cooking, drummer to bass,… Continue Reading

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 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 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

February 10, 2023

I have never seen “Volcanoes” — by Emily Dickinson

I have never seen "Volcanoes" I have never seen “Volcanoes” —But, when Travellers tellHow those old — phlegmatic mountainsUsually so still — Bear within — appalling Ordnance,Fire, and smoke, and gun,Taking Villages for breakfast,And appalling… Continue Reading

October 28, 2022

“Alone” by Edgar Allan Poe

Alone From childhood’s hour I have not beenAs others were—I have not seenAs others saw—I could not bringMy passions from a common spring—From the same source I have not takenMy sorrow—I could not awakenMy heart… Continue Reading