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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Primal (Wallace Stevens: Nomad Exquisite)

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American Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica) walking, Anhinga Trail, Royal Palm, Everglades National Park, Florida
: photo by Wing-Chi Poon, 4 December 2005

Wallace Stevens: Nomad Exquisite

As the immense dew of Florida
Brings forth
The big-finned palm
And green vine angering for life,
 
As the immense dew of Florida
Brings forth hymn and hymn
From the beholder,
Beholding all these green sides
And gold sides of green sides,
 
And blessed mornings,
Meet for the eye of the young alligator,
And lightning colors
So, in me, come flinging
Forms, flames, and the flakes of flames.

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955): Nomad Exquisite, 15 January 1919, from Harmonium (1923)




Royal Poinciana in bloom in Key West, Florida: photo by Joseph Janney Steinmetz, c. 1945 (Joseph Janney Steinmetz Collection, Florida State Library) 
 

 Hunting with Texas Jim Mitchell and friends in the Florida Everglades
: photo by Joseph Janney Steinmetz, 23 January 1947 (Joseph Janney Steinmetz Collection, Florida State Library)


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. : photo by Anna Paola Guerra, 10 June 2016


INDONESIA - A boat of migrants from Sri Lanka is temporarily stranded along the coast in Lhoknga. By @mirroreye #AFP: image via Frédérique Geffard @fgeffardAFP, 15 June 2016 


 
Teresa Sudol and JoAnn Croak play a game of Gobi: Lido Beach, Florida
: photo by Joseph Janney Steinmetz, 3 October 1949 (Joseph Janney Steinmetz Collection, Florida State Library)


 

Houses which have been condemned by the Board of Health but are still occupied by Negro migratory workers, Belle Glade, Florida: photo by Marion Post Wolcott, January 1941 (Farm Security Administration Collection, Library of Congress)


Cecil M. Pierce, 71, with his airboat on Causey’s Island in the Everglades. He has been airboating for more than three decades and says there is “too much government.”: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 14 June 2016

 

Cecil M. Pierce, 71, with his airboat on Causey’s Island in the Everglades. He has been airboating for more than three decades and says there is “too much government.”: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 14 June 2016
 

Shacks condemned by Board of Health, formerly [?] occupied by migrant workers and pickers, Belle Glade, Florida: photo by Marion Post Wolcott, January 1941 (Farm Security Administration Collection, Library of Congress)


Regulators say the boats can destroy the saw grass prairies and disturb wildlife with their ear-piercing noise: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 14 June 2016

 

Regulators say the boats can destroy the saw grass prairies and disturb wildlife with their ear-piercing noise: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 14 June 2016
 

Houses which have been condemned by the Board of Health but are still occupied by Negro migratory workers, Belle Glade, Florida: photo by Marion Post Wolcott, January 1941 (Farm Security Administration Collection, Library of Congress)



Nora Carrol and Lois Duncan Steinmetz: Sarasota, Florida (taken for Collier's at Sarasota Jungle Gardens)
: photo by Joseph Janney Steinmetz, 17 November 1948 (Joseph Janney Steinmetz Collection, Florida State Library)

 

Negro migratory workers by a shack, Belle Glade, Florida: photo by Marion Post Wolcott, January 1941 (Farm Security Administration Collection, Library of Congress)



"Jay Dee" jungle cruise at Silver Springs: Ocala, Florida: photo by Joseph Janney Steinmetz, c. 1947 (Joseph Janney Steinmetz Collection, Florida State Library)

Shacks of Negro migratory workers, Belle Glade, Florida: photo by Marion Post Wolcott, February 1941 (Farm Security Administration Collection, Library of Congress)



Silver Springs: Ocala, Florida
: photo by Joseph Janney Steinmetz, 30 June 1952 (Joseph Janney Steinmetz Collection, Florida State Library)



Negro migratory workers and one shack, Belle Glade, Florida: photo by Marion Post Wolcott, February 1941 (Farm Security Administration Collection, Library of Congress)


Members of the Airboat Association of Florida and their families watched the sunset in the Everglades last month: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 14 June 2016

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Members of the Airboat Association of Florida and their families watched the sunset in the Everglades last month: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 14 June 2016


Negro migratory workers by a shack, Belle Glade, Florida: photo by Marion Post Wolcott, February 1941 (Farm Security Administration Collection, Library of Congress)



Donnie Onstad airboating with his wife, Carol-Anne, and their dog, Curly, last month: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 14 June 2016



Donnie Onstad airboating with his wife, Carol-Anne, and their dog, Curly, last month: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 14 June 2016

 

Migratory workers outside of a "juke joint" during a slack season, Belle Glade, Florida: photo by Marion Post Wolcott, February 1941 (Farm Security Administration Collection, Library of Congress)
 

Jesse Kennon, who moved to the Everglades in the 1950s and runs an airboat tour business, wears a gold alligator ring: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 14 June 2016

 

Jesse Kennon, who moved to the Everglades in the 1950s and runs an airboat tour business, wears a gold alligator ring: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 14 June 2016


Negro migratory workers by a "juke joint", Belle Glade, Florida: photo by Marion Post Wolcott, February 1941 (Farm Security Administration Collection, Library of Congress)



Keith Price, president of the 65-year-old Airboat Association of Florida, will be one of the final private airboat captains in the Everglades: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 12 June 2016



Keith Price, president of the 65-year-old Airboat Association of Florida, will be one of the final private airboat captains in the Everglades: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 12 June 2016


Lois Duncan Steinmetz gazing at the Suwanee River, Florida: photo by Joseph Janney Steinmetz, 1949 (Joseph Janney Steinmetz Collection, Florida State Library)

 
At an annual meeting of the National Rifle Association in Louisville, Kentucky, in May: photo by John Sommers II/Reuters, 14 June 2016 



Members of the Airboat Association of Florida held their monthly meeting at their clubhouse near Miami last week: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 12 June 2016

 

Members of the Airboat Association of Florida held their monthly meeting at their clubhouse near Miami last week: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 12 June 2016



A wild leopard reacts after being tranquilized by a government officer after entering a residential area in Kuleshowor, Kathmandu: photo by Bikash Karki / AFP, 1 June 2016


A law passed by Congress in 1989 called for phasing out airboats in the Everglades National Park: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 14 June 2016

 

A law passed by Congress in 1989 called for phasing out airboats in the Everglades National Park: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 14 June 2016


 A billboard for the Disney theme parks is seen in Orlando, where a toddler was drowned by an alligator. @b_smialowski: image via AFP Photo Department @AFPphoto, 15 June 2016


Clinton wins D.C. primary, has 'positive' meeting with Sanders: image via Reuters Top News @Reuters, 15 June 2016


Alligator drags toddler into lagoon at Disney resort in Florida: image via Reuters Top News @Reuters, 15 June 2016


Florida Disney resort closes beaches after boy grabbed by alligator: image via Reuters Top News @Reuters, 15 June 2016


Members of the Airboat Association of Florida glided past Christmas Tree Island in the Everglades last month: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 14 June 2016

 

Members of the Airboat Association of Florida glided past Christmas Tree Island in the Everglades last month: photo by Scott McIntyre for The New York Times, 14 June 2016

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