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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Contemplating a Small Collection of Mary Ruefle's Sentences

Curved stems, wood fired pots, a pig., 2013

Two plastic champagne glasses, pink and purple larkspur, an ear. 

A lemon, a dime, a diamond ring, a parachute. 

An envelope, addressed but otherwise empty, a piece of gum in silver paper, a packet of nasturtium seeds, and a button.
  
-Sentences excerpted from the chapter MY EMILY DICKINSON in Madness, Rack, and Honey.
-The photograph title is mine.

15 comments:

  1. Did you ever read Susan Howe's 'My Emily Dickinson"?

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    1. Not yet, but it is part of a very long list of books I would like to read.

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  2. I recently discovered her work and am crazy about it. There's nothing quite like it.

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    1. I read this book slowly and thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to more.

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  3. wonderful collection. And love your window sill

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    1. Thanks, Amelia. That bay window makes this little place.

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  4. There is something satisfying about a list of prosaic objects, randomly culled.

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  5. Very nice.
    I like your title and word string as well as hers.

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  6. these are lovely strings, hers and yours.

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  7. sentences to make you smile.

    so, last week when we visited san francisco, i wondered a few times,,, which one is Denise's home/window with a lovely flower? :)

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    1. I wonder if you saw one of my windows. There are fading dahlias in my bay window at the moment. I hope you had fun wandering up and down the hills here.

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  8. I do like the art of juxtaposition. Curation is so instinctive, isn't it?

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    1. Curation is sometimes instinctive for me and sometimes a struggle. You are a natural.

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