36 Hours / Portland II


Some of the exhibits at the Portland Art Museum (No. 6; 1219 SW Park Avenue), which had a rad underground passage to the second building.  The first image, a bronze bust of e. e. cummings, was created by Gaston Lachaise, a French-born American.  I've posted my favorite e. e. cummings poem (i will wade out) a bit back, but here's another with an infamous last line  /

Since Feeling Is First

since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;

wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world

my blood approves,
and kisses are a far better fate
than wisdom
lady i swear by all flowers.  Don't cry
-the best gesture of my brain is less than
your eyelids' flutter which says

we are for eachother:  then
laugh, leaning back in my arms
for life's not a paragraph

And death i think is no parenthesis

Manager Colton, a super cool cat, at Tanner Goods.  At the Poler Store > Corey Arnold's book, with his "Kitty and the Horse Fisherman" on the cover.  I love it.

And on the last morning in Portland, I picked up a few items at the Food Front Cooperative.  Such a dreamy sandwich that was.