these are the timesdirty beloved


The Pied Piper of Hamelin
They wrote the story on a column,
And on the great church-window painted
The same, to make the world acquainted
How their children were stolen away,
And there it stands to this very day.
And I must not omit to say
That in Transylvania there's a tribe
Of alien people who ascribe
The outlandish ways and dress
On which their neighbours lay such stress,
To their fathers and mothers having risen
Out of some subterraneous prison
Into which they were trepanned
Long time ago in a mighty band
Out of Hamelin town in Brunswick land,
But how or why, they don't understand...

by Robert Browning
Illustrated by Kate Greenaway
prepared by Jian Liu
etexts Reference Department, Indiana University Libraries


Positive review of Ian Anderson and the Metropolitan Orchestra(Santiago).
In Spanish.



as you have always been ... now when your light paws are running
to (detail) on the breathless night on the bridge with one end...

W.S. Merwin
Verse Daily


Girl with Luteto(detail)

Thomas Wilmer Dewing


The Luteto(detail)

Thomas Wilmer Dewing
American Art
Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

I keep imagining what it would sound like, those long deep drone strings...

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