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The Belle Of Amherst - I Heard A Fly Buzz When I Died
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

 
Today Tuesday September 10 Rosemary and I watched Julie Harris in the one woman play The Belle of Amherst which was videotaped in 1976. The 90 minute tour de force was written by William Luce and directed by Charles S. Dubin.

After seeing the play I checked my email and found a piece by my friend, the theatrical lighting designer Kyla Gardiner which was her impression of my rose scans. In that beautiful little essay here, there was a line that stood out: When I cast the light upon an actor. It was reminiscent of a poem that Emily Dickinson never wrote.

Those who may read some of my blogs might know that Emily Dickinson is my favourite poet and that one of my favourite pastimes is to illustrate some of her poems with my photographs. If I were a few years younger I would seek a publisher who might be interested in an illustrated book of Dickinson’s poems. I would never take myself seriously enough to seek such a venture as I get enough satisfaction in occasionally doing something like it in my blog. I have also tackled the poems of Jorge Luís Borges and my Mexican poet friend Homero Aridjis.

Below you will find all the blogs of Dickinson poems I have found which I have illustrated with my photographs.



http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2011/03/currer-bell-emily-dickinson-charlotte.html



     

Previous Posts
Bravo Bard On The Beach! Bravo Christopher Gaze!

Franz Schubert & Inspector Morse

Adrift With Intervals of Doldrums

When I Can Cast A Light Upon An Actor

Jennifer Froese - Youth Worker

Sadness At The Bench

Creative Failure

Rachel Cairns - Actor

Homer, Cervantes, Cahill, Patrick O'Brian & The Wi...

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