The Guardian has a wonderful slide of great images from the Olympics – and it’s OK that it has a British slant to it – the Brits put on a great show. (And Greg Sullivan at Sippican Cottage found a video on London in 1927.)
And we have a defense of poetry and becoming a poetry citizen, a poem about meeting Van Gogh – and afterward, a prairie sky by Tim Good, and a detour to the sea. All great stuff.
“A Testament of Faith – the Book of Kells” by Mary Tompkins Lewis for the Wall Street Journal.
“Back to School Call to Arms” by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.
“In Defense of Poetry” by Chris Smith for Relevant Magazine.
“Color Outside the Lines” by Michael Perkins at The Handwritten.
“My difference begins in me” by Louise Gallagher at A Year of Making a Difference.
“Failure Is Not an Option,” by Amanda Hill at Hill + Pen.
“When you can’t see the blessings on the page” by Sandra Heska King.
“The Art of Naturalization (Poetry Citizenship)” by Monica Sharman at Know-Love-Obey God.
“One more day” by John Blase at The Beautiful Due.
“After meeting Van Gogh” by Claudia Schoenfeld at Jaywalking the Moon.
“Robert Lax” by D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
“Black Rain” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.
“How long can we hold our breath under water” by Brian Miller at WayStationOne.
“Summer Storm” by Chris Yokel.
“The Hip-Hop Wallace Stevens: Idiom of the Hero” poem by Wallace Stevens via Rod Dreher at The American Conservative.
Paintings and Photographs
“Six photos” by Lambert at Le Blog.
“Sun rays through the clouds” by Steve Gravano at Take a Look Around.
“Water Wetland Field,” oil on panel by Randall David Tipton at Painter’s Process.
“Behind the Lens: In Which I Detour to the Sea” by Kelly Sauer.
“Dawning” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.
“A Full House” by J of India at Neither Use Nor Ornament.
Videos and Slides
“Imperial Preference: London 1927” via Greg Sullivan at Sippican Cottage.
“Yellow or Gold, the gift of color gives” by Jerry Barrett at Gerald the Writer.
“London 2012: The most striking images so far” by The Guardian (Hat Tip: J of India).
Photograph: British Flag in the Wind by Jiri Hodan via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.