During my brief visit to Chicago a couple of months back, I was taken by friends to the Art Institute of Chicago. It was an art paradise - never seen so many in Picassos in one pl… http://markmeynell.net/blog/2016/06/torment-helios-poetic-reflection-paul-klees-sunset/
I was giving a talk at a church in Oxford last weekend, on the issue of Doing Christian Ministry while Battling Depression (it should be online soon). These are tricky, because it… http://markmeynell.net/blog/2016/06/q-combinations-13-stevie-smiths-drowning-man-path/
This poem is more positive than it first appears. Nevertheless, it is pointed and painful. But then, how can the sense of failure not be?
There's no indication of what specific… http://markmeynell.net/blog/2016/01/q-combinations-12-kavanagh-faces-failure-and-gormley-another-place/
Wishing all Q readers a very
In celebration of this astonishing commonplace, here is a combination that evokes the shocking naturalism of the Incarnation.
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) and Mark Rothko (1903-1970) might not seem natural subjects for a Q combination. She was an American poet who rarely, if ever, left her hometown in Mas… The 9th in a series of unlikely juxtapositions of poetry and art http://markmeynell.net/blog/2015/11/q-combinations-9-mark-rothko-and-emily-dickinson-cling-hope/