Archive | January, 2014

Villanelle on the Oldest Known Piece of Writing: Daily Dose of Poetry and Art

Villanelle on the Oldest Known Piece of Writing by Jacqueline Osherow There’s a real chance I have it wrong, the oldest known language written down: All the songs have already been sung It sounds apocryphal, but so enticing: Akkadian? Sumerian? On stone. There’s a real chance I have it wrong. Still, it would absolve my […]

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A Thanksgiving to God, for his House: Daily Dose of Poetry and Art

I stumbled across this page about Horace Pippin. His story is fascinating and the kids and I love his paintings. We spent almost an hour poring over them this morning. He was a self-taught African-American painter from West Chester Pennsylvania. Pippin served in the 369th infantry in Europe during World War I, where he lost […]

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