By Poet Edgar Guest
” It takes a heap o’ livin’ in a house t’ make it home,
A heap o’ sun an’ shadder, an’ ye sometimes have t’ roam
Afore ye really ‘preciate the things ye lef’ behind,
An’ hunger fer ’em somehow, with ’em allus on yer mind…”
(Our old home drawn by Curtis, age 5. )
…’Pathmark’ monotype and drawing by Helen Frank, 1982.
The scene of Helen Frank‘s artwork is a Pathmark store (top) that’s closing for the night. A worker has yet to collect all the shopping carts in the otherwise empty parking lot. My photograph (bottom) is taken at a grocery store, too. But it tells a different story. A single cart is a reminder of what was once a thriving business.
(Photo- Martha Browne)
#16. Two pictures- same theme, different perspectives. At 18, Mike Brodie hopped a train and spent months riding the rails all the while photographing his fellow travelers. His youth allowed him to capture those close to his own age…these wanderlust kids riding away from or riding to something. Brodie’s image (above) has no train tracks yet we know where we are. Two male occupants are separated by the sheer size of the rail car, the vast landscape and even their own vantage points. Behind them is a long line of cars. Horace Bristol’s picture (below) depicts a single man living the sort of transient train life that was reflective of so many during the hard depression years of the 1930s. His shot is from the tracks with the familiar line of cars. Bristol’s rider is either catching the train or jumping from it.
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#6. Poetry- ‘ The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems‘ by Emily Dickinson (with editors Jen Bervin and Marta Werner), 2013.
“In this short life
that only merely lasts an hour
How much- how
Fashion details- Dress and jean jacket from Burberry Prorsum.
(Mixed media using photography, collage & paint by Ernesto Artillo for UK InStyle Magazine, April 2015)
Artwork by Pablo Picasso.