October 24, 2007

Dark clouds seem to rise from the city like smoke.

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This morning, at 7:15 AM.

16 comments:

B said...

"Dark clouds seem to rise from the city like smoke."

. . . hdhouse is awake.

ricpic said...

What's behind Pretty City facade?
Stacks of New Jersey, workin' hard.

autark said...

I am swinging in the sky,
I am wringing worlds awry;
I am the thought of the throbbing mills,
I am the soul of the soul-toil kills,
Wraith of the ripple of trading rills;
Up I’m curling from the sod,
I am whirling home to God;
I am the Smoke King
I am black.
I am the Smoke King
I am black!
I am wreathing broken hearts,
I am sheathing love’s light darts;
Inspiration of iron times
Wedding the toil of toiling climes,
Shedding the blood of bloodless crimes
Lurid lowering ’mid the blue,Torrid towering toward the true,
I am the Smoke King
I am black.
I am the Smoke King
I am black!
I am darkening with song, I am hearkening to wrong!

(W.E.B. Du Bois)

Wurly said...
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Maxine Weiss said...
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Bissage said...

Dark clouds seem to rise from the city like smoke.

Orcs coming soon to a town near you!

Maxine Weiss said...

http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/worklife/10/22/cruise.hosts/index.html

Bissage said...

Props to B.

rhhardin said...

It looks like cats' feet to me.

Trooper York said...

Instead of the poems I had hoped for, there came only a shuddering blackness and ineffable loneliness; and I saw at last a fearful truth which no one had ever dared to breathe before — the unwhisperable secret of secrets — The fact that this city of stone and stridor is not a sentient perpetuation of Old New York as London is of Old London and Paris of Old Paris, but that it is in fact quite dead, its sprawling body imperfectly embalmed and infested with queer animate things which have nothing to do with it as it was in life.
(H.P. Lovecraft "He" - Written 11 August 1925; first published in Weird Tales, Vol. 8, No. 3 September 1926)

Maxine Weiss said...

"The place was so opulent relative to the standards of disaster relief centers that for some it was an improvement in living conditions."---LA TIMES

Maxine Weiss said...

"Everyone is
so overwhelmed by the hospitality."---Barbara Bush (2005)

"And so many of the people in the arena here, you
know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this (she
chuckles slightly) is working very well for them."---Barbara Bush (2005)

Maxine Weiss said...

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-qualcomm24oct24,0,6849140.story?coll=la-home-center

Dust Bunny Queen said...

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-qualcomm24oct24,0,6849140.story?coll=la-home-center


So??? Is there a point anywhere in Maxine's posting?

Cedarford said...

I really like that picture! Instant moodiness. Well done, Althouse!

My quick mental impressions were - this could be the jacket cover for a mystery, thriller novel....Picasso's Blue Period..a blue mint oreo sandwich..

Ann Althouse said...

It actually was that blue. I turned up the saturation a little but didn't change the hue or "temperature."