Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thank you Denise.

I would like to thank Denise Scaramai for taking one
of my photographs and making it her own.

Please go to Denise's site and have a look at her wonderful work.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

St. Joseph’s School for Girls


I told myself  he must look fine

to the angels and the birds;

that he would expect to land face up;

now I think he has to face the land,

that he may be



What I remember most about the light

was how, on some days,

it refused to enter;

but I was wrong, it seems;

the light did not refuse;

it was too kind to shine on me.


I was given a large, rough brush

and told to paint my soul;

that was when the pain began;

and there it did not end;

it went on to claim my body and my tongue,

and to shame these very walls.


I saw hope through every opening,

because that’s where it escaped;

I dreamed of rain that did not come;

snow was the best thing,

and was quiet as a mouse;

ice? a forbidden kingdom.


My best friend could not tell me everything,

and so would try to use her eyes;

I learned quickly: light was dark;

up was down; life was death;

grief the greatest joy;

until, one day, they made her blind.

William from Recently Banned Literature has helped me beautifully in writing the poem
for these photographs of a building that holds a history I am sad to say is so very common.

Thank you so very much William.
Without your poem this story is only half told.

[you may click on any image to enlarge]

Tuesday, July 5, 2011