Tag Archives: CASSANDRA POMROY

DECEMBER 10. Choose neither a lover nor linen by candlelight. Italian.

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Wash your dirty linen at home

FOTO – PORTUGESE WASHING BY CASSANDRA POMROY 2009.

The amount of women in London who flirt with their own husbands is perfectly scandalous. It looks so bad. It is simply washing one’s clean linen in public.
Oscar Wilde
The Importance of Being Earnest

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NOVEMBER 28. Time brings Roses. Portuguese Proverb

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You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandmother was. 
Irish Proverb with a liberty taken.

FOTO – PORTUGAL WASHING 2009 BY CASSANDRA POMROY.

NOVEMBER 23. Fui a casa da vizinha envergonhei-me, vim para a minha remediei-me. I went to my neighbor’s house and was ashamed of myself, I got back to mine and made do with what I had. Portugese.

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Success consists in being successful, not in having potential for success. Any wide piece of ground is the potential site of a palace, but there’s no palace till it’s built.

Fernando Pessoa.

OCTOBER 31. Gifts break rocks and melt hearts. Uruguayan.

FOTO – BRIGHTON ROCKS 2009 CASSANDRA POMROY
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POEM 89 FROM C.S. Merrill’s O’KEEFFE DAYS IN A LIFE.


South porch of Ghost Ranch house
Allen Ginsberg sits with O’Keeffe
shows her how he meditates,
crossed legs, straightened back, closed eyes–
breathe slowly, other instructions
but she doesn’t mimic him.
He asked, "What do you believe?"
She outstretched her arm
palm up in a semi-circle
in front of her toward Pedernal,
"It’s hard to say."
Mountain to the south
fragrant sage, clouds, blue sky
rocks she had gathered
beauty around her everywhere.
Later driving Allen & Peter to Santa Fe.
Allen called her a witch.
I nearly drove
off a curve in the road.
Said he was surprised
how little money she had.
I explained simple
surroundings did not
show her wealth.
No need.

July, 1978 http://www.well.com/user/cmerrill/okeeffe.html