November 1st, 2009

art

Art on Sunday: The Four Evangelists

Jacob Jordaens (1593–1678)
The Four Evangelists, ca. 1625–1630
Oil on canvas
Jordaens, The Four Evangelists
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Happy All Saints Day! This painting does not show all the saints -- there are more than 10,000 canonized Roman Catholic saints, so it would be hard to fit all of them into one painting -- but the four it depicts are pretty important ones: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, who are said to be the authors of the first four books of the New Testament of the Bible.
  • Current Music
    Rosanne Cash - Girl from the North Country
poetry

Poet's Corner: Girl from the North Country

Girl From The North Country

Well, if you're travelin' in the north country fair,
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline,
Remember me to one who lives there.
She once was a true love of mine.

Well, if you go when the snowflakes storm,
When the rivers freeze and summer ends,
Please see if she's wearing a coat so warm,
To keep her from the howlin' winds.

Please see for me if her hair hangs long,
If it rolls and flows all down her breast.
Please see for me if her hair hangs long,
That's the way I remember her best.

I'm a-wonderin' if she remembers me at all.
Many times I've often prayed
In the darkness of my night,
In the brightness of my day.

So if you're travelin' in the north country fair,
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline,
Remember me to one who lives there.
She once was a true love of mine.

Bob Dylan (born 1941)

Rosanne Cash does a lovely cover of this song on her 2009 alum, The List, which you simply must get if you have any appreciation for traditional country music. (Her dad's version is not too shabby either.)

  • Current Music
    The Corn Sisters - Love Me