Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Tillinghast and Piero
What did they lack that you and I lacked?
turning the one unravaged cheek to the artist—
suggests a dignity
we easily find too easy.
From "A Letter" by Richard Tillinghast. Complete poem is here.
I recently did an interview with Tillinghast, which you can read here.
Diptych of the Duchess and Duke of Urbino, Piero della Francesca, c.1472. There's a nice piece about this painting at The Guardian.
*Nashville-area folks can see Tillinghast at the Southern Festival of Books next month.