Paintings – Photos – Poetry – Sunday’s Round-up Read and View – Selected by Goff James

Photo 1 Attribution © Goff James,

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Painting 1 Attribution © Kovacs Anna Brigitta, Snowdrops, (Date Unstated)

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Poem 1 Attribution © Ted Hughes, Snowdrop

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Painting 2 Attribution © Yvonne Coomber, Sweet Love Songs of My Heart, (Date Unstated)

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Poem 2 Attribution © Khalil Gibran, Song of the Flower XXIII

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Photos 2, 3 and Haiku 1, 2 Attribution © Goff James, Art Photography Poetry

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Painting 3 Attribution © Kwang Yeon Song, Butterfly’s Dream, (Date Unstated)

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Lady Bird Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson, née Claudia Alta Taylor, (1912.- 2007, Austin, Texas), American first lady (1963–69), the wife of Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the United States, and an environmentalist.

She proved to be a capable manager and a successful investor. After marrying Lyndon B. Johnson in 1934 when he was a political hopeful in Austin, Texas, she used a modest inheritance to bankroll his congressional campaign and then ran his office while he served in the Navy.

As First Lady, she broke new ground by interacting directly with Congress, employing her own press secretary, and making a solo electioneering tour. Johnson was an advocate for beautifying the nation’s cities and highways (“Where flowers bloom, so does hope”).

The Highway Beautification Act was informally known as “Lady Bird’s Bill.” She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1988, the highest honour that can be bestowed upon a US civilian.

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Carol Ann Duffy rose to fame in the UK after winning Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition (1983) for her poem ‘Whoever She was’. Carol Ann Duffy is the first female poet to be appointed to the position of poet laureate.

She wrote a poem after becoming poet laureate regarding a scandal faced by the British MPs expenses.

Her second poem was called ‘Last Post’ and it was used by BBC to commemorate the last two British soldiers to have fought in the First World War; namely Henry Allingham and Harry Patch.

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas 2009’ was her third poem in which she tackles various issues such as extinction of species, the conference held in Copenhagen regarding climate change, the crisis in the banking sector and the Afghanistan War.

Duffy’s poem ‘Achilles’ was written for the footballer David Beckham, after he could not participate in the FIFA world cup of 2010. The poem described the modern day celebrity culture as a ‘mythicisation’. She also gifted her poem ‘Rings’ to Prince William and Catherine Middleton for their wedding in 2011.

As a Playwright Duffy has written several plays including ‘Take My Husband’ (1982), ‘Cavern of Dreams’ (1984), ‘Little Women, Big Boys’ (1986), ‘Loss’ (1986) and ‘Casanova’ (2007). She has also written poetry for children such as ‘Meeting Midnight’ (1999) and ‘The Oldest Girl in the World’ (2000). Her recent children’s’ books also include ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ (2006), ‘The Tear Thief’ (2007) and ‘The Princess Blankets’ (2009).

Her collection of poems titled ‘Standing Female Nude’ published in 1985 received the ‘Scottish Arts Council Award’. ‘Selling Manhattan’ (1987) won the ‘Somerset Maugham Award’ and ‘Mean Time’ published in 1993 was awarded the ‘Whitbread Poetry Award’. ‘Rapture’, her 2005 offering got the ‘T.S Elliot Prize’. Her poems deal with many social issues like gender, violence and tyranny.

Books by Carol Ann Duffy

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Art – Poetry – Quote – Friday’s Round-up Read and View – A selection by Goff James

Painting 1 Attribution © Jacob van Walscspelle, Still Life with Fruit

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Paintings 2, 3, 4 Attribution © Goff James, Watercolour Sketch, Autumn Sunset 1, Blue Landscape 3

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Haiku 1Attribution © Goff James, Rain Rain and more Rain

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Painting Attribution © Ewa Czarniecka, Rainy Day, (Date Unstated)

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Louis L’Amour, original name Louis Dearborn Lamoore, pseudonym Tex Burns, or Jim Mayo, (born March 22, 1908, Jamestown, N.D., U.S.—died June 10, 1988, Los Angeles, Calif.), American writer, best-selling author of more than 100 books, most of which were formula westerns that were highly popular because of their well-researched portrayals of frontier life.

L’Amour, who left school at the age of 15, was a world traveller who mined in the West, sailed aboard an East African schooner, lived with bandits in Tibet, and worked as an elephant handler, a professional boxer, and a fruit picker before embarking on a career as a writer in the 1940s.

Since “L’Amour” seemed an unlikely name for an author of westerns, he used pseudonyms until his novel Hondo (1953) became a successful motion picture starring John Wayne (1954), prompting L’Amour to write under his own name.

His books sold 200 million copies in 20 languages, and at least 30 of his books formed the basis of films, including Kilkenny (1954), Guns of the Timberland (1955), The Burning Hills (1956), and How the West Was Won (1963).

In 1983 he became the first novelist to receive a Congressional Gold Medal, and in the following year he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His autobiography, Education of a Wandering Man, was published posthumously in 1989.

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Art – Poetry – Thursday’s Round-up Read and View – Selected by Goff James

Painting 1 Attribution © Diego Lazzarin, Interior Garden #2 – The Dragons and the Caterpillar, (Date Unstated)

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Poem 1 Attribution © Robert Graves, The Caterpillar

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Painting 2 Attribution © Kyungsoo Lee, January Wind, (Canvas 2016)

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-January-Wind-day/920235/6186045/view

Poem 2 Attribution © William Carlos Williams, January

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Painting 3 Attribution © Saskia Stapel, Blurred by Time, (Date Unstated)

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Poem 3 Attribution © Goff James, Old Father Time, Art Photography Poetry

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Haiku 1 Attribution © Goff James, Central Park New York

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Painting 4 Attribution © Silvia Vassileva, Manhattan Sketches Vii, (Date Unstated)

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Paintings – Photography – Poetry – Quotation – Wednesday’s Round-up Read and View – Selected by Goff James

Photos 1, 2, 3, Attribution © Goff James, Art Photography Poetry

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Poems Attribution © Goff James, Crafted from Heartache, Window Reflections

Painting 1 Attribution © Vahe Yeremyan, Reflections, (Date Unstated)

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Art – Poetry – Tuesday’s Round-up Read and View – Selected by Goff James

Painting 1 Attribution © Oksana Ivanik, The Golden Glow of the Sea, (Date Unstated)

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Poem 1 Attribution © James Gates Percival, The Coral Grove

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Painting 2 Attribution © Elinor Rowlands, The Cave, (Date Unstated)

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Poem 2 Attribution © John Keats, On the Sea

Source Attributionhttps://www.thereader.org.uk/featured-poem-on-the-sea-by-john-keats-2/

Senryū 1, 2, Attribution © Goff James, Standing on the Stairs, Fleeting in the Dark

Painting 3 Attribution © Evelina Cole, Light and Shadow #3, (Date Unstated)

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