Oh heart green acre          sown with salt
by the departing          occupier

lay down your gallant          spears of wheat
Salt of the earth           each stellar pinch

flung in blind           defiance backwards
now takes its toll           Up from his quieted

quarry the lover          colder and wiser
hauling himself          finds the world turning

toys triumphs          toxins into
this vast facility           the living come
dearest to die in           How did it happen

In bright alternation           minutely mirrored
Within the thinking           of each and every

mortal creature           halves of a clue
approach the earthlinghts          Morning star

evening star           salt of the sky
First the grave           dissolving into dawn

then the crucial           recrystallizing
from the inmost depths           of clear dark blue

An Upward Look By James Merrill

Better late than never I guess, apologies this took so long to put up.

An Upward Look was our (Jefferson, Laura, Hannah, and myself) entry to the Chicago Hole Competition “MINE THE GAP” which won an honorable mention. The content consisted of the two boards above, you can click them to enlarge if you want to see some of the detail, or at least as much as a online image can offer.  I hope you enjoy.



Old news I’m sure but this BIG CAPTION website is pretty great. It’s straightforward graphic design-y captions added to pictures, sometimes amazing.

plus this was funny: missing missy

hope to post more often.