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Derek Walcott & Lucie Brock-Broido
Photo © Adam Fitzgerald.

Derek WalcottLucie Brock-Broido

Photo © Adam Fitzgerald.

(Source: thethepoetry.com)

"It is cold to be forever young." —Wallace Stevens

"It is cold to be forever young." —Wallace Stevens

"The Tyger" by William Blake.

"The Tyger" by William Blake.

“Goethe”
by Klaus Peter Dencker

Goethe

by Klaus Peter Dencker

R.B.Kitaj, “For Love (Creeley)”, 1966, lithograph
Happy B-day, R-Creeley.
Born May 21, 1926.

R.B.Kitaj, “For Love (Creeley)”, 1966, lithograph

Happy B-day, R-Creeley.

Born May 21, 1926.

(Source: tate.org.uk)

Alexander Pope's birthday party.
Born May 21, 1688.
Illustration by Aubrey Beardsley; appears in Pope’s The Rape of the Lock (London, L. Smithers, 1896)

Alexander Pope's birthday party.

Born May 21, 1688.

Illustration by Aubrey Beardsley; appears in Pope’s The Rape of the Lock (London, L. Smithers, 1896)

(Source: a-l-ancien-regime, via macabrephantasm)

from “Reluctance” by Robert Frost

from “Reluctance” by Robert Frost

Pierre Reverdy, Henri Michaux, Philippe Soupault.

via Mediatheque Bellevue 


Attempting To Contain Ay Ginsberg Bloom (Allen Ginsberg, Artists In Bloom) Hand Collage 28X22.2cmBen Thompson, 2012http://benthompsoncollage.tumblr.com/

Attempting To Contain Ay Ginsberg Bloom
(Allen Ginsberg, Artists In Bloom)
Hand Collage
28X22.2cm

Ben Thompson, 2012
http://benthompsoncollage.tumblr.com/

Marianne Moore + Parrot