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Portland, OR
walls with Moriah

walls with Moriah

theparisreview:

Peripheral
Maybe it’s a bat’s wingsat the corner of your eye, rightwhere the eyeball swivelsinto its pocket. But whenthe brown of your eye turnswhere you thought the white saw,there’s only air & gold light,reality—as your mother defined it—(milk/no milk). Not for yearsdid you learn the word longing,and only then did you see the bat—just the fringe of its wingsbeating, its back in a heavyblack cloak.
—Toi Derricotte. Photography: Tamas Dezso.

theparisreview:

Peripheral

Maybe it’s a bat’s wings
at the corner of your eye, right
where the eyeball swivels
into its pocket. But when
the brown of your eye turns
where you thought the white saw,
there’s only air & gold light,
reality—as your mother defined it—(milk/no milk). Not for years
did you learn the word longing,
and only then did you see the bat—
just the fringe of its wings
beating, its back in a heavy
black cloak.

Toi Derricotte. Photography: Tamas Dezso.

i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue dream of sky;and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday;this is the birth
day of life and love and wings;and of the gay
great happening ilimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any - lifted from the no
of all nothing - human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

—easter sunday, 4/20

philamuseum:

Forget Throwback Thursday—today is Maundy Thursday, which commemorates the final meal Jesus shared with his apostles in Jerusalem prior to his crucifixion. One of the most represented biblical events in art history, the Last Supper is the scene in which Jesus predicts his betrayal and Peter’s denial, and is also the scriptural source for the Eucharist, or Holy Communion.See other versions of the Last Supper in our collection.“The Last Supper,“1578, by Cornelis Cort (after Livio Agresti)

philamuseum:

Forget Throwback Thursday—today is Maundy Thursday, which commemorates the final meal Jesus shared with his apostles in Jerusalem prior to his crucifixion. One of the most represented biblical events in art history, the Last Supper is the scene in which Jesus predicts his betrayal and Peter’s denial, and is also the scriptural source for the Eucharist, or Holy Communion.

See other versions of the Last Supper in our collection.

The Last Supper,“1578, by Cornelis Cort (after Livio Agresti)

nearlya:

Cy Twombly. Fifty Days at Iliam: The Fire that Consumes All before It 1978. / Oil, oil crayon, and graphite on canvas

nearlya:

Cy Twombly. Fifty Days at Iliam: The Fire that Consumes All before It 1978. / Oil, oil crayon, and graphite on canvas