Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Hurt Locker


The Hurt Locker site -- HERE.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010


The Sleep of Endymion, 1791 by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darkened ways::
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,
Trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
'Gainst the hot season; the mid forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read:
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink.
— the first stanza, Endymion  by John Keats, 1818.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring 2010

First sunrise of Spring, 2010, photograph by Donald L. Brooks

Thursday, March 18, 2010

42nd Street at Night in the Rain

Video by Donald

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

H. M. Koutoukas Wake and Memorial

A brief moment from the March 11th wake and memorial at Judson Poets Church in New York City for H. M. Koutoukas --



Monday, March 15, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010



Monday, March 08, 2010

H. M. Koutoukas


No Peers
(for H. M. Koutoukas R.I.P.)
by Michael Townsend Smith

insignificant droplets hardly qualify as tears
yet wet
surely this life registers as one successs after
delirium replacing clear brilliance placeless
in a time of no cenacle no peers or academy
to fight back

what can you do no one knows the difference
Aristotle not the same
as if classical Greece was only an idea
standards hardly anyone appreciates thirty
no forty years later

is a church worth worshipping
human values in a time of money first
you write
and then you act it out
and then you go on being living
if you know what I mean

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Thursday, March 04, 2010


Wednesday, March 03, 2010