Charles Demuth’s fabulous painting, I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold, was inspired by his friend William Carlos Williams’ poem, The Great Figure. The artwork is full of references to the poem and poet.
I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold by Charles Demuth, 1928. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.
It’s always nice to see artists inspiring other artists, especially when they work in different mediums.
The Great Figure by William Carlos Williams
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The front cover of the first edition of Poems of Passion by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1883:
Poems of Passion by Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1883.
*Today is her birthday. She was born on 5 November 1850.
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“Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?”-Alfred, Lord Tennyson (died 6 October 1892)
Circa 1932: Carole Lombard (born 6 October 1908)
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Poet Anne Sexton died 40 years ago today. In remembrance, here’s a clip of her reading Wanting to Die.
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“If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.”-Charles Darwin
The Drawbridge by Vincent van Gogh, 1888. I’d add “look at beautiful things as often as possible” to the list.
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My newest bookish treasures…three volumes of The World’s 1000 Best Poems. They cost .75 each from Out of the Closet.
The World’s 1000 Best Poems (1929).
Sir John Suckling, poet and inventor of cribbage, was born on 10 February 1609.
Sir John Suckling by Anthony van Dyck, 17th century.
“I prithee send me back my heart,/ Since I cannot have thine;/For if from yours you will not part,/Why, then, shouldst thou have mine?”
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