June 19, 2012
two photos and a poem

Merlin

by Geoffrey Hill

I will consider the outnumbering dead: 
For they are the husks of what was rich seed. 
Now, should they come together to be fed, 
They would outstrip the locusts’ covering tide.

Arthur, Elaine, Mordred; they are all gone 
Among the raftered galleries of bone. 
By the long barrows of Logres they are made one, 
And over their city stands the pinnacled corn. 
2000-2003
xisland:

Alfred Stieglitz Georgia OKeeffe 1932
1. Sally Mann, from the series Last Measure, 2000-2003. Mann visited the battle sites of the Civil War — Antietam, Manassas, Wilderness, Fredericksburg — and used the collodion process of Brady, Gardner, O’Sullivan, etc.
2. Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, 1932.

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