Mary Chapin Carpenter: Between Here And Gone

“I thought a light went out, but now a candle shines I thought my tears wouldn’t stop, but then I dried my eyes And after all of this, the truth that holds me here is that this emptiness is something not to fear”   Lyrics Tonight, the moon came out, it was nearly full.Way down…

Lilian Westcott Hale: The Convalescent (1906)

Echoes of Japanese Prints – and Monet “With Butterfly’s Wings” Carney Gallery at Regis College Fine Arts Center in Weston, Massachusetts, hosted an exhibition of Lilian Westcott Hale’s works in 1999. The exhibition’s title echoes a quote from successful artist William McGregor Paxton, who said that Lilian Westcott Hale drew “with butterfly’s wings.” . Like…

Lillian Westcott Hale: ‘Floretta’, or ‘Portrait of Agnes Doggett’

‘Floretta’, or ‘Portrait of Agnes Doggett’ A member of the Boston School of Impressionists, Hale focused on capturing the diffusion of natural light in domestic interior scenes and portraits of women in elaborate dress. Here the sitter is Agnes Doggett, a neighbor who frequently posed as a model for Hale—at twenty-five cents an hour, to…

Erased – a poem

At last, I see Your Truth – That “Secret Heart” You blame. Is it Adultery – Predator or Prey? Bathed in shame, I choke back tears – Does “ballerina” Have a name? At last, I see That marriage is Another promise Twisted. Each day For me another Tortured trial: Beliefs (I thought) We shared, once…