The Writers’ Retreat

For the July 20 NY Times Book Review. Thanks to AD Nicholas Blechman and editor Pamela Paul!

“At night I dream that you and I are two plants
that grew together, roots entwined,
and that you know the earth and the rain like my mouth,
since we are made of earth and rain.”
—  Pablo Neruda, Regalo De Un Poeta/ Gift Of A Poet (via feellng)

Istanbul Pride, Turkey 2013

Der Leiermann - Dietrich Fischer Dieskau & Hertha Klust (piano)

Franz Schubert - Winterreise

“To be joyous is to be a madman in a world of sad ghosts.”
— Henry Miller, Sexus: The Rosy Crucifixion I