Mining for Art with Chris Lovie-Tyler

Chris is a poet from New Zealand, he styles himself as a ‘rookie poet’ but I think his work is quite good. Chris also has done some excellent exploration of artwork. For writers, good art is an indispensable source of inspiration as we try to capture in words what artists capture in images. Some of […]

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What Lies Between Storm and Shine

The Oxbow – Thomas Cole (1836) *See Note on the composition of this poem below. What Lies Between Storm and Shine For Eva and Eloise and those beloved who have departed to at last find peace.   So odd I always thought how light like a pacifist drifts away on the winds before the storm […]

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On Switchblades and Axe Handles and Love

  Love is a switchblade between your ribs late at night after your third date when it dawns on you she’s the last woman you’ll ever take to dinner, you’ll know you’re a dead man walking when you see blood on your hand after pulling it from your chest.   Love is the furious tears […]

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The Byronic Odyssey

Painting by Thomas Moran – Sunset at Sea (ca. 1906) Adieu, adieu! my native shore   Fades o’er the waters blue; The night-winds sigh, the breakers roar,   And shrieks the wild sea-mew. Yon sun that sets upon the sea   We follow in his flight; Farewell awhile to him and thee,   My Native Land – […]

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Four Quartets over at Eclectic Orthodoxy

[The Above Image ‘The Fire and the Rose are One” by Makoto Fujimura is a work inspired by Eliot’s final Quartet ‘Little Gidding’. To see more of Fujimura’s work inspired by Eliot, see his Four Quartets Gallery at makotofujimura.com] Fr. Aidan Kimel is back to his meditations on TS Eliot’s Four Quartets. This work by […]

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