Monday, August 28, 2006

Newfies Get No Breaks



House of Dread, Newfoundland, 1915 by Rockwell Kent, Plattsburgh State University of New York.

"Upon a bleak and lofty cliff's edge, land's end, stands a house; against its corner and facing seawards leans a man, naked even as the land, and sea, and house; his head is bowed as though in utter dejection; and from an upper window leans a weeping woman. It is our cliff, our sea, our house stripped bare and stark, its loneliness intensified. It is ourselves in Newfoundland, our hidden but prevailing misery revealed." p. 290, Its Me O Lord by Rockwell Kent

2 comments:

Jerry said...
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slatts said...

Wow! that's a powerful piece....

Been away, Martha? I've missed your Daily Art...

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