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“Criticism is so often nothing more than the eye garrulously denouncing the shape of the peephole that gives access to hidden treasure.” – —Djuna Barnes, writer and artist.

Thought For Today

the greatness of it throbs from sun to sun

Djuna Barnes

Three paces down the shore, low sounds the lute,
The better that my longing you may know;
I’m not asking you to come, 63 more words


Dailies 6/3/17: water & boy, a serenade, a nightsong, & a silent night w/sea breezes

Michael Mark – Water and Boy

—————–Now I know,
the ocean folding over her wildly, her strokes feeding each
wave, this is what it is to belong and I don’t know how to swim. 123 more words

She Is Still Burning 3 (Dec 2000)

By December 2000, I’d become ambitious for my little e-mail publication and was promising readers that if they printed the instalments and kept them in a notebook, eventually they’d have a book-length anthology. 2,386 more words

She Is Still Burning

IotD: Djuna Barnes's Brevity

This made me smile when I saw it; it seems to so perfectly encapsulate the punctilious austerity that defined Barnes’s public persona during the last decades of her life… 34 more words

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