Sunday, May 20, 2012

Operatic Boldness

Musical union/
So-called “interracial” love/
Of kindred spirits.  

Mezzo Marilyn Horne (b. 1934) and Musician/Conductor Henry Lewis (1932-1996), by Van Vechten, 1961.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


On Daddy’s birthday/
Time eases aching absence/
But not completely.

Richard Williams, b. May 4, 1931. (d. Nov. 4, 1985)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Here He Stands

Resides in beauty and form/
Not patriarchy.

Paul Robeson (1898-1976), by Nickolas Murray, 1926.