Bits and... Painting Poem III
On Bad Luck, courtesy of Jess, since she undoubtedly possesses it. To Jess: You got a really crummy deal; my sympathy goes out to you. On a lighter note, happy b-day in a couple, and, if you want a movie to cheer you up (and enjoy children-oriented movies), I heavily suggest My Neighbor Totoro; it's utterly benign and quite pleasing.
From Anthony, a sonnet-based post. It contains a really nice sonnet by Dan Schneider, as well as a reasonably good piece by Peter Van Toorn.
For the 16th of August- Happy Birthday to myself, Madonna, Charles Bukowski (reluctantly), T.E. Lawrence, and the moon, among others. If anyone else is curious about who was born on their birthday, finding out is as simply as looking up the date on Wikipedia. It's quite interesting, really.
LAEvaside: Elvis died on August 16th, 1977. [/laevaside]
...My, this is a rather spare post, isn't it? I suppose a poem is due- let's go with another painting poem in my JSS series (painting first):
Garden Study of the Vickers Children
~John Singer Sargent
Stem-tall, pretty in white
And black, they take hold
Of green. Things that fill eyes
Of earth, ever heaven-inclined,
Reach softly throughout
The eyes that hold them,
Still growing. They look about
To other lovely things, or down,
Life spans boundlessly.
Take care 'til next,