"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Songs of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding metaphors and journalism and art, for readers in 150 countries.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Walking on thorns


Watercolor 
Pablo Neruda in The Captain's Verses:

Tienes que andar sobre las esponas
dejando gotitas de sangre.

You have to walk on thorns
leaving little drops of blood.

My thought--isn't that about life, and art?

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