Camera Obscura

By |2020-05-01T13:59:42-04:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Ourselves|Tags: , , |

Camera Obscura I Have Cobwebs in My Eyes I have cobwebs in my eyes -- real or metaphorical? Real says the white coat -- fluid detaches, hardens, black strings float like spastic spiders  on the edges of my view. What of my mind’s eye -- something skitters in there too. Intimations, divinations flicker and dance I seek for clarity, a more piercing glance,  I have cobwebs.  - by C. Christian Dick

Brillig and Slithy Toves

By |2020-07-22T20:38:52-04:00August 13th, 2014|Categories: Culture|Tags: , |

I have a friend who writes poetry. I find this admirable. Poetry is not exactly the signature art form of this young millennium. There are reasons for this, of course — most of them reflecting rather large gaps in the modern cultural curriculum. Most of us did not attend a hoighty-toighty Ivy League prep school and have not had, in our formative years, the good fortune to come across a Peter Keating  (the character played by the much lamented Robin Williams in Dead Poets’ Society). By the time we get to college, many of our literary habits [...]