TRIANGLE

the pack, as in cards or dogs or the one after Enigma Variations but it’s snowing and there are no birds finally, a female cardinal teapot and cup beside a four-poster bed with the long shadows of sunrise on a plank floor I love you truly madly deeply mountain laurel and a Cigar Store Indian […]

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red maple on gray rock against vertical tan stripes the pooling and hill *   *   * blue-eyed moth on yellow chopstick folder star lilies against horizontal green striation Chinese river scene, the coin inscribed from a tickle-free zone of “Dried Dark Plums” red maple on gray rock against vertical tan stripes pooling under a blue-eyed […]

COURANT

with closed eyes, a bare-shouldered young Victorian woman and black gloves holds the exploding champagne bottle upside down the next leg of your journey has been canceled smells the foaming am I waking? I keep forgetting where I’ve been (where I put this or that) who said what even me on the horn: “the One […]

HARVARD’S GREAT THEATER

The aspirations are obvious.
The aspirations are obvious.

 

Instead of gargoyles, just look ...
Instead of gargoyles, just look …

 

Memorial Hall in Cambridge is a high Victorian Gothic building erected in honor to the Harvard University men who died defending the Union in the American Civil War. One end of the structure holds Sanders Theatre, an intimate, wood-toned Globe-style auditorium – one we treasure for its Christmas Revels productions each year. The other half of the building embraces the Harry Potter-like Annenberg dining hall. The two parts connect at a marble-lined hallway engraved with the names of the fallen Harvard students.

 

Even on a cold, blustery day, it's hard not to be impressed when approaching its entrance.
Even on a cold, blustery day, it’s hard not to be impressed when approaching its entrance.

 

Imagine trumpets from every portal. Not that the Revels do it ... yet.
Imagine trumpets from every portal. Not that the Revels do it … yet.

 

Greater Boston is a rich and varied destination – the Hub of New England, or the Universe, as they used to say. Living a little more than an hour to the north, we’re well within its orb.

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the angel Aquarius, with a bare foot pointed to the stars reclines on a stone bench in front of a domed courthouse *   *   * Vermont green in decline where money was once transformed into Corinthian columns and porticos overlooking lawns high over reflected water as much as the Grand Hotel first-floor porch the length […]

NORWEGIAN POLKA

a violent angel atop an apple in the solitary tree set in a meadow between blue ridges or the stream bounding over boulders it’s important to dream a dandelion amid violets marigolds blooming against gray tree trunks or swim trunks the stone arch at the bottom of the Cocheco Falls millworks to be sharing a […]

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four pale sets of lips rimmed in frost prayer flags and the Potala *   *   * prayer flags and Potala of burning Buddhas in rocky arena “251,” plus that Tibetan Red Tara’s recipe for Himalayan incense prayer flags and the Potala of burning Buddhas in rocky “251” four burning bushes in the recipe for Himalayan […]