II To Madame du Châtelet

Posted in Poetry with tags on July 28, 2015 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

If you’d have me go on loving you
Give me back the time of the thing.

Will you give me dawn light at evening?
Time has driven me out from the fine plaisaunces,

The parks with the swards all over dew,
And grass going glassy with the light on it,
The green stretches where love is and the grapes
Hang in yellow-white and dark clusters ready for pressing.
And if now we can’t fit with our time of life
There is not much but its evil left us.

Life gives us two minutes, two seasons
One to be dull in;
Two deaths and to stop loving and being lovable,
That is the real death,
The other is little beside it.

Crying after the follies gone by me,
Quiet talking is all that is left us
Gentle talking, not like the first talking, less lively;
And to follow after friendship, as they call it,
Weeping that we can follow naught else.

Mandelstam on Poetry

Posted in Poetry with tags on January 15, 2015 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

“Only in Russia is poetry respected, it gets people killed. Is there anywhere else where poetry is so common a motive for murder?”

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Desastres de la Guerra #18, 1814-20

Posted in Drawing with tags on January 15, 2015 by Dylan Thomas Hayden


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Voltaire on Tolerance

Posted in Philosophy with tags on January 15, 2015 by Dylan Thomas Hayden


“We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each others’ folly – that is the first law of nature.”

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Le Pigeon Noir, 1956

Posted in Painting with tags on January 14, 2015 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

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Picasso on Religion

Posted in Pablo Picasso, Philosophy on January 14, 2015 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

“You work out your own salvation in the way you see fit and keep your advice to yourself.”

–from Life with Picasso by Françoise Gilot
–photo by Lucien Clergue, 1956

From Memory

Posted in Drawing with tags on January 12, 2015 by Dylan Thomas Hayden


Gordon Matta-Clark’s drawing for “From Memory, Draw a Map of the United States”, 1971-2

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