“That other one wanted to think his way to life,
Sure that the ultimate poem was the mind,
Or of the mind, or of the mind in these
Elysia, these days, half earth, half mind;
Half-sun, half thinking of the sun; half sky,
Half desire for indifference about the sky.
He, that one, wanted to think his way to life,
To be happy because people were thinking to be.
They had to think it to be. He wanted that,
To face the weather and be unable to tell
How much of it was light and how much thought"
Wallace Stevens (1879–1955), U.S. poet. “Extracts from Addresses to the Academy of Fine Ideas.”
Elysia was purchased during a juried art show in October 2010 at the Mosaic Buffalo event raising funds and awareness for the Family Justice Center of Erie County, NY.
Abstract macro photograph taken of rust, paint, and corrosion on metal by JD Brummer for As Eye See Photography.