Friday, August 6, 2010

August 6, 1945

Some fled and
some sat down. The river burned
all that day and into the
night, the stones sighed a moment
and were still, and the shadow
of a man’s hand entered
a leaf.

From "The Horse" by Philip Levine

The Course of Empire: Desolation, Thomas Cole, 1836 (See all five paintings in the series here.)

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