When time and distance are suddenly jumped, when something as far off and long ago as Paris on the eve of World War I, when people then and there look a lot like people here and now. Yeah. Love it.
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By Sylvia Plath
Pure? What does it mean?
The tongues of hell
Are dull, dull as the triple
Tongues of dull, fat Cerberus
Who wheezes at the gate. Incapable
Of licking clean
The aguey tendon, the sin, the sin.
The tinder cries.
The indelible smell
Of a snuffed candle!
Love, love, the low smokes roll
From me like Isadora’s scarves, I’m in a fright
One scarf will catch and anchor in the wheel,
Such yellow sullen smokes
Make their own element. They will not rise,
But trundle round the globe
Choking the aged and the meek,
Hothouse bred baby in its crib,
The ghastly orchid
Hanging its hanging garden in the air,
Radiation turned it white
And killed it in an hour.
Greasing the bodies of adulterers
Like Hiroshima ash and eating in.
The sin. The sin.
Darling, all night
I have been flickering, off, on, off, on.
The sheets grow heavy as a lecher’s kiss.
Three days. Three nights.
Lemon water, chicken
Water, water make me retch.
I am too pure for you or anyone.
Hurts me as the world hurts God. I am a lantern—
My head a moon
Of Japanese paper, my gold beaten skin
Infinitely delicate and infinitely expensive.
Does not my heat astound you! And my light!
All by myself I am a huge camellia
Glowing and coming and going, flush on flush.
I think I am going up,
I think I may rise—
The beads of hot metal fly, and I love, I
Am a pure acetylene
Attended by roses,
By kisses, by cherubim,
By whatever these pink things mean!
Not you, nor him
Nor him, nor him
(My selves dissolving, old whore petticoats)—
So much is made of Plath's suicide, of the mythology of adultery and fragility. Her poems though outshine all that dross.
Built in 2009 and designed by artist Daniel Tobin with Matthew Tobin and Jamie Perrow, the Kaust Beacon is part of KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) in Saudi Arabia. The tower rises 60 meters out of the Red Sea at the entry of the harbour and is made of amorphous hexagonal sections.
After school, it is time to put down the x-acto knife and chipboard. The newly graduated aspiring architect has a long road ahead that will require a whole new set of tools. I’ve broken down various aspects of the profession of architecture and listed key tools the aspiring architect will need to succeed at those aspects.
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Perth, Australia-born artist James Tapscott makes these stunning, eery outdoor installations using light.
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