Posted in June 2012

Happy Summer Solstice!

Happy Summer Solstice!

In honor of this longest day of the year, here are some of Arthur Rackham’s gorgeous illustrations for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Happy Summer!

On the Importance of Poetry…

“We [poets] may feel bitterly how little our poems can do in the face of seemingly out-of-control technological power and seemingly limitless corporate greed, yet it has always been true that poetry can break isolation, show us to ourselves when we are outlawed or made invisible, remind us of beauty where no beauty seems possible, … Continue reading

On Being Creative…

“While our intellect chases its bright and lofty visions, our  most original, powerful ideas tend to rise from muddy, murky depths below: from the clouded waters of the subconscious; from the baffling landscape of nightmare and dream; from the odd obssessions, weird fixations, and uncanny flashes of intuition that rise up from those strange parts … Continue reading

Zita the Magician by Miroslav Holub

Zita the Magician by Miroslav Holub To amuse His Royal Majesty he will change water into wine. Frogs into footmen. Beetles into bailiffs. And make a Minister out of a rat. He bows, and daisies grow from his finger-tips. And a talking bird sits on his shoulder. There. Think up something else, demands His Royal … Continue reading