Edward Hopper, Marshall’s House, 1932.
This sun-filled painting serves to illustrate a line
in my poem, and it illuminates this quotation:
The inspiration for this poem grew partly out of
details I have learned from researching family history and partly out of
my own philosophical reaction to the word forever.
Future posts will paint some sunlight on the people named.
Dreams of the Dead
“When you look forward, you shall see a long forever,
a boundless duration before you . . .
and you will absolutely despair of ever having
any deliverance, any end, any mitigation, any rest at all.”
Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” – July 8, 1741
Sometimes at night when we suddenly wake up lost
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