May 11th, 2014

the people of God become the mouthpiece of their God

It is 11:19 AM late Sunday morning in the flow of the unfolding plan of God. I just got back from going downtown to get Carol another Sunday morning newspaper and I picked myself up the new John Updike biography titled, "Updike" by Adam Begley. I have been reading the writings of John Updike since High School (1968-1970). I collect the writings of John Updike. After visiting Reader's World Bookstore (downtown Holland) I drove over to coffee place and go myself a sweet roll. Next I drove over to Window on the Waterfront to walk Rudy and to take pictures of the tulips.

review "Updike" biography by Adam Begley

So goes the morning thus far. I got up this morning around 8:05 AM made a pot of coffee and messed with our main computer. Next I wrote in my paper diary and ate breakfast. Carol got home from work around 8:30 AM and went to bed for the day.

Last night I watched television and went to bed around 11:30 PM. Yesterday late afternoon I did mow our lawn and worked on my plot of ground where I plan to plant wildflower seeds soon.

Well I will close to eat lunch and drift into the afternoon hours. There is no way out.

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the life of an American poet

This day goes by normal. I spent the afternoon reading essays by Gore Vidal and John Updike. I did not take a nap even though there were moments when I wanted to close my eyes and dream of a better world. It is 4:21 PM it is that time of day I put away my books and paper diary and go into the evening hours. It is a new week and it looks like nothing is going to happen this week to blow me out of the water. We head into the middle of the month this week. It will be soon the first day of Summer 2014.

The other day I went through my library to collect books on Robert Lowell and Delmore Schwartz (both were American poets and writers). Here are the books I gathered to put in one stack-

"Delmore Schwartz: The Life Of An American Poet" by James Atlas

"In Dreams Begin And Other Stories" by Delmore Schwartz

"Poets In Their Youth: A Memoir" by Eileen Simpson "Reminiscences about John Berryman, R P. Blackmur, Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell, Delmore Schwartz, Jean Stafford and others"

"Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters"

"Collected Prose" by Robert Lowell

"Selected Poems" by Robert Lowell

"Notebook" by Robert Lowell

"Words In Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop And Robert Lowell" Edited By Thomas Travisano With Saskia Hamilton

"Lost Puritan: A Life of Robert Lowell" by Paul Mariani

"Robert Lowell: A Biography" by Ian Hamilton

Well I suppose I will close to face the coming darkness. I might read this evening a book titled, "Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness And The Artistic Temperament" by Kay Redfield Jamison. I have down here in the lower level near me a book titled, "Madness And Modernism: Insanity In The Light Of Modern Art, Literature, And Thought" by Louis A. Sass. I have so much to read before the General Resurrection.

Window on the Waterfront

Window on the Waterfront
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    Wovenhand "Refractory Obdurate"

Joseph Cornell

Last night I was watching on TV a show on PBS called Antiques Roadshow. In the show a woman had a work of art the appraiser thought could have been made by Joseph Cornell. Because Cornell never signed his boxes the appraiser was not sure if it was an original box made by Cornell, but if was the real thing it was worth $150,000.00 dollars.

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