Depicting suffering: Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

An inner drive towards greatness meets utter rejection from society. Let’s have a brief look at Vincent van Gogh’s infamous life, his struggles, and his ultimate victory. Today’s society regards Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) as one of the greatest painters who ever lived. He worked tirelessly and vigorously, producing over 2100 artworks within a single … Read moreDepicting suffering: Vincent van Gogh

Beauty in Death: Visiting Keats’ Grave

Keats

What do you do when you know your life is going to be cut short? Or worse: what do you do when you’re dying and you believe the thing you cared most about is worthless? John Keats (1795-1821) was an utterly tragic figure. Scolded for his poetry during his lifetime, he contracted tuberculosis at an … Read moreBeauty in Death: Visiting Keats’ Grave

A Reading of H.D.’s ‘Evening’

H.D. Evening

Evening The light passes from ridge to ridge, from flower to flower – the hypaticas, wide-spread under the light grow faint – the petals reach inward, the blue tips bend toward the bluer heart and the flowers are lost.   The cornel-buds are still white, but shadows dart from the cornel-roots – black creeps from … Read moreA Reading of H.D.’s ‘Evening’