Category Archives: photographic

the music of the spheres (linguistically speaking)

    I live in the borough of Queens in New York City. In a metropolitan area with the most ethnically diverse zip codes in the nation, and in a City where far more languages are spoken than in any … Continue reading

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New York sunlight (and New York joys)

      “The grass that grows by absorbing the life-giving energy of the sun becomes [in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass] a metaphor of ‘the ceaseless springing forth of life from death.’” — David S. Reynolds, Walt Whitman: A … Continue reading

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“What is the grass?”

          A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?. . . .I do not know what it is any more than he.   I … Continue reading

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the ferry

                photographs by Roger W. Smith       *****************************************************     The glories strung like beads on my smallest sights and hearings—on the walk in the street, and the passage over the … Continue reading

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the awfulness of Lincoln Center: photo essay

    Yes, awful! See my previous post   “Lincoln Center; the ruminations of a ‘genius’ ” https://rogersgleanings.com/2017/12/13/lincoln-center-the-ruminations-of-a-genius/     The following photos of Lincoln Center and the immediate neighborhood/surrounding streets prove my point.     — Roger W. Smith    … Continue reading

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a Manhattan jaunt

    Yesterday, Sunday, November 12, I set out from my house, intending to walk the whole perimeter of Manhattan. It is a walk of around 32 miles and is said to take 12 to 15 hours. I started from … Continue reading

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an island … a city surrounded by WATER

                  photographs by Roger W. Smith       *****************************************************     The photographs posted here above were all taken by me within the past few months in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, … Continue reading

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