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Lovely synchronicity today. Dawn Albright bought a poem from me a couple of weeks back for Polu Texni, and posted it today. It's called "Rooks".

I showed it to Cara Sposa. She said "You're kidding me! Look at the painting."

I did. I said "yeah?"

She said "I can't believe you don't remember that. You've always said 'what a glum painting'. That's 'The Return of the Rooks'. It's been on my parent's living room wall FOREVER."

I looked again and blew it up. She was right. It was a print of Savrasov's painting, more popularly translated as "The Rooks Have Come Back." They bought a large print of it back in Moscow in 1974 or thereabouts, and it's been up with all the paintings from Vincente Fyffe from Cuba. It was even on their living room wall in Pakistan, when we were kids.

Who knew? Clearly not me!


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Jul. 8th, 2013 12:24 pm (UTC)
I think I said this when I saw this earlier, but I really love that second-to-last stanza, everything about it. And pretty cool about the image synchronicity!
Jul. 9th, 2013 07:30 am (UTC)
Strange, isn't it? Just one of those things, I guess.
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