Secret Garden (by noriaki maeda)
Equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, from Rome, Italy, ca. A.D. 175. Bronze, approx. 11’ 6” high. Campidoglio, Rome.
Oscar Wilde, from De Profundis
Saturn: Moons, Rings and Storms (from Christopher Aurilia)
The images in this video were captured during the Cassini Solstice Mission.
Music: It’s Only Mourning by Kai Engel
Time to Dream (by Cristina Hoch)
Get Ready by Peter Mac
The Gospel According to Sky
No matter how many times I hear them
I cannot remember the names of clouds—
not the white brush strokes whipping upward
like a wishing breath, not the staccato
of cotton batting torn apart and pasted
on morning’s sculpting light, nor the low-hung
burnished steel that insulates, compresses
like mood. The encyclopaedia sings cirrus,
stratus, cumulus, cirrocumulus, altostratus,
altocumulus, cumulonimbus, stratocumulus,
but all I recall is how the ceaseless, immutable
blue holds those changing shapes, like a lover
who’s finally learned how to love her right.
Cheryl Dumesnil, from Redheaded Stepchild (Spring/Summer 2014)