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"Here appears definitely the goal toward which the different arts are tending, the place where they will meet perhaps: the future city of the spiritual life, to be built by them [the Impressionsists], of which poetry, as the state of the soul, would be the commanding gesture, music the atmosphere and painting the marvellous decoration." -- Achille Delaroche, "Concerning the Painter Paul Gauguin from an Aesthetic Point of View," as quoted in Paul Gauguin's Intimate Journals, translated by Van Wyck Brooks
Liberty Enlightening the World, acrylic above by Jeannette Harris -- New York's Statue of Liberty is a 151-foot statue of a woman holding a book and a torch on-high: "One of the colossal sculptures of world history, the Statue of Liberty has greeted millions from other lands who crossed the ocean in search of freedom, opportunity, and is a symbol to the world of those ideals of liberty upon which our nation and form of government were founded."
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rag n. 1. old, worn clothes 2. a newspaper 3. a composition in ragtime|
-- chew the rag [Slang] to chat
Jenny's made of earth and sky
and she knows more than she knows.
She's a butterfly
in a flowered thong,
a song that washes
with the husks
of swaying straw,
a fiddle bending to her tune
and a dance that slithers wide.
She's a renaissance that rises
on the wild fields of your mind,
a chord that sweet seduces
from the mystery
of her laughing woman-child.
Original material c A Country Rag and/or Jeannette Harris, Jonesborough, TN, April 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007. All rights reserved.