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The Viola da Gamba
Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Bronwen Marsden

My granddaughter Lauren is here today (Monday July 11, 2016). She uses her poker face to ignore all my puns. I pun in her presence because I do everything possible to press her button. But it does not work and only Rosemary gets upset. Lauren is helping Rosemary pick up stuff. She is a great organizer. Rosemary will give her some spending money for her forthcoming week at camp. I am in the refuge of my oficina. What used to be the garage of our duplex was changed into an office by the former owner. In that office I have all my negative files, my computer, my scanner and my new Canon Pro-1 printer. There is a separate little room behind that is now my intimate studio. Because the garage door is permanently closed I have planted some nice roses, a couple of columnar yews and some sunflowers. I sweet talked the garbage men who smiled at me and said they would do everything possible not to throw our bins back against the door. They have been true to their word.

As a retired and obsolete and former magazine photographer I can safely say that not much happens and I read a lot. I have caught up with my blog and filled all the empty holes that were there during my trip to Buenos Aires in April and the days I spent in the  hospital seeing to solving the problems of the lower countries.

Every once in a while I like to go through the files - Marsden, Bronwen who is one of the most dazzling of women that I photographed in my many years as a photographer. There was a session where she brought her violin. One that I never noticed until today is the one of her standing in her little black dress holding her violin bow. I could not resist making the little joke, the title of this blog as justification for putting it up.

Since my memory is not what it used to be I searched for a poem by Emily Dickinson that might mention the violin so I could justify placing here the second image. I went to google and to my surprise I found:

the music in the violin does not emerge alone - Emily Dickinson




But sequence ravelled out of reach
 A parasol is the umbrella's daughter
 Without the power to die
 Lessons on the piny
Ample make this bed

How happy is the little stone
 Sleep is supposed to be
The shutting of the eye
I dwell in possibility
when Sappho was a living girl
In a library
 A light exists in spring
The lady dare not lift her veil
 I took my power in my hand
 I find my feet have further goals
 I cannot dance upon my toes
The Music of the Violin does not emerge alone
Red Blaze 
He touched me, so I live to know
Rear Window- The Entering Takes Away
Said Death to Passion
 We Wear the Mask That Grins And Lies
It was not death for I stood alone
The Music in the Violin Does Not Emerge Alone
I tend my flowers for thee
Lavinia Norcross Dickinson
Pray gather me anemone! 
Ample make her bed
His caravan of red 
Me-come! My dazzled face  
Develops pearl and weed

But peers beyond her mesh
Surgeons must be very careful
Water is taught by thirst
I could not prove that years had feet
April played her fiddle
A violin in Baize replaced
I think the longest hour
The spirit lasts
http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2014/03/i-left-them-in-ground-emily-dickinson.html
http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2014/01/i-felt-my-life-with-both-my-hands.html
http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2011/03/currer-bell-emily-dickinson-charlotte.html

http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2011/03/and-zero-at-bone-with-dirks-of-melody.html
http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2011/05/charm-invests-her-face.html

http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2011/06/i-could-not-see-to-see.html 
http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2011/06/blonde-assasin-passes-on.html
http://blog.alexwaterhousehayward.com/2012/12/you-almost-bathed-your-tongue.html



     

Previous Posts
But Sequence Ravelled Out of Reach

Only Butter is Butter

Hypertext Borges & Hopscotching Down the Banister

Lauren Graduates - Lauren Gardens

Femme Avec Livre

That Davenport

El Otro - Un mate de plata con pie de serpientes

Inez Barber O'Reilly de Kuker - First Cousin - God...

Frente al mar - Alfonsina Storni

La Guitarra



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5/15/16 - 5/22/16

5/22/16 - 5/29/16

5/29/16 - 6/5/16

6/5/16 - 6/12/16

6/12/16 - 6/19/16

6/19/16 - 6/26/16

6/26/16 - 7/3/16

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7/31/16 - 8/7/16

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8/21/16 - 8/28/16

8/28/16 - 9/4/16

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9/18/16 - 9/25/16

9/25/16 - 10/2/16

10/2/16 - 10/9/16

10/9/16 - 10/16/16

10/16/16 - 10/23/16

10/23/16 - 10/30/16

10/30/16 - 11/6/16

11/6/16 - 11/13/16

11/13/16 - 11/20/16

11/20/16 - 11/27/16

11/27/16 - 12/4/16

12/4/16 - 12/11/16