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I Am The Ghost of Shadwell Stair

Photograph by Michael Vincent Manalo


I am the ghost of Shadwell Stair.
Along the wharves by the water-house,
And through the cavernous slaughter-house,
I am the shadow that walks there. 163 more words

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The Black Stairs

Paul Cadmus Stage Set Stairs, photo by George Platt Lynes, 1937


LE NERE SCALE DELLA MIA TAVERNA

“Le nere scale della mia taverna
tu discendi tutto intriso di vento. 104 more words

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Deep Though Invisible Tracks

“Think of two people, living together day after day, year after year, in this small space, standing elbow to elbow cooking at the same small stove, squeezing past each other on the narrow stairs, shaving in front of the same small bathroom mirror, constantly jogging, jostling, bumping against each other’s bodies by mistake or on purpose, sensually, aggressively, awkwardly, impatiently, in rage or in love – think what deep though invisible tracks they must leave, everywhere, behind them!” 16 more words

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Afraid of Being Rushed

“Staring and staring into the mirror, it sees many faces within its face – the face of the child, the boy, the young man, the not-so-young man – all present still, preserved like fossils on superimposed layers, and, like fossils, dead. 60 more words

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One Drifts Apart

“Friendships, even the best of them, are frail things. One drifts apart.”

Virginia Woolf
To the Lighthouse


Paul Cadmus and Jared French photographed by George Platt Lynes

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His Ghost Will Be Gay

Man with Peacock Tattoo, Photo by George Platt Lynes, c.1934


THE PEACOCK

“What’s riches to him
That has made a great peacock
With the pride of his eye? 39 more words

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