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Monday, 18 April 2011

Aram Saroyan: lighght / morni,ng (with Springs, Stream, Ruins and a Kentucky Common Grackle)


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Artesian spring flowing above ground from the Boils Spring to the Final Sink at McConnell Springs, park and recreation area located at the historic site where the where the town of Lexington (Fayette County), Kentucky was named by William McConnell and his party of kinsmen and companion surveyors, explorers and would-be settlers, who established a camp in this area in 1775: photo by Sydney and Russell Poore, 27 April 2008







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Green River, near Mammoth Cave National Park (Edmonson County), Kentucky: photo by code poet, 26 August 2006

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Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula), backyard, Louisville, Kentucky: photo by Trisha Shears, 19 April 2007


Green River, near Mammoth Cave National Park (Edmonson County), Kentucky: photo by code poet, 26 August 2006

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Blue Hole Spring at McConnell Springs, Kentucky: photo by Sydney and Russell Poore, 27 April 2008

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Building foundation ruins on old McConnell property beside Blue Hole Spring at McConnell Springs, Kentucky: photo by Sydney and Russell Poore, 27 April 2008

Aram Saroyan: two poems (lighght / morni'ng), from Aram Saroyan, 1968

2 comments:

curtisroberts said...

These (poem and images) are so splendid. Their effect on me is to make me feel that summer is actually coming, which is wonderful. I've never been certain why it is that I always responded to Aram Saroyan's work so positively and I find it difficult to frame my reaction in words. I think, however, it's because it seems so lifelike in its presence and the way it presents itself and also that it somehow wedges open a space that it full of light. Obviously, there's nothing common about the Common Grackle.

TC said...

Really happy you liked this, Curtis.

A sense of wide-eyed wonder before the world -- "lifelike in its presence and the way it presents itself and also that it somehow wedges open a space that is full of light." Yes.