Paintings – Poetry – Music – Quotation – Monday’s Round-up Read, View and Listen – Selected by Goff James

Painting 1 Attribution © Misako Chida, Whimsical Music Notes, 2020

Source Attribution  https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Whimsical-Music-Notes/188106/7956131/view

Senryū Attribution, Goff James, Words Without Purpose, Ruckus in the Street

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Painting 2 Attribution © Rebecca Chewning, Voices Carry, 2019

Source Attribution https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Voices-Carry/1122311/4986495/view

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Music Attribution © Ben E. King, Stand by Me (Written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller)

Video Attribution Soulful Sounds

Source Attribution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwZNL7QVJjE

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Poetry Plus – Dirge Without Music – A poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Dirge Without Music by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:
Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely.  Crowned
With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.

Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.
Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust.
A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew,
A formula, a phrase remains,—but the best is lost.

The answers quick and keen, the honest look, the laughter, the love,—
They are gone.  They are gone to feed the roses.  Elegant and curled
Is the blossom.  Fragrant is the blossom.  I know.  But I do not approve.
More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.

Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
I know.  But I do not approve.  And I am not resigned.

Ashes to Ashes by Goff James

Poem Attribution © Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dirge Without Music

Source Attribution https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/52773/dirge-without-music

Senryū Attribution, Goff James, Ashes to Ashes

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Painting Attribution © Yuet-Lam Tsang, Package, (Date Unstated)

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