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  •  What a fascinating discovery in the stillness (10+ / 0-)

    of the night.  As I was reading a couple of echoes from the multiple meanings in my mind stood out, for whatever reasons.  One is this poem called Museum Piece by Richard Wilbur that I had to revisit to recapture and since I did I'll share:

    The good gray guardians of art
    Patrol the halls on spongy shoes,
    Impartially protective, though
    Perhaps suspicious of Toulouse.

    Here dozes one against the wall,
    Disposed upon a funeral chair.
    A Degas dancer pirouettes
    Upon the parting of his hair.

    See how she spins!  The grace is there,
    But strain as well is plain to see.
    Degas loved the two together.
    Beauty joined to energy.

    Edgar Degas purchased once
    A fine El Greco, which he kept
    Against the wall beside his bed
    To hang his pants on while he slept.

    The other is the reflective essay by Methinks They Lie currently in the community spotlight that I read the other day.

    And that is one of the main reasons that I still love Dkos, though about that assessment, as another insightful poet once wrote, "no one will find it of great import to the nation."

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