“There’s a certain slant of light -- "


Apologies to Miss Dickinson. And, yes, cathedral tunes are oppressive. I sat on the organ bench from age twelve ’til old age. --Perhaps a mistake - “Church” was definitely a mistake.

Sometimes we wake up late. No one forced me to do it.

Here, in this slant of light, androgynous shepherdesses play and work to the sounds of a Pan flute. This lithograph was bought in the gift shop of the Louvre Museum in about 1960 by my graduate school roommate, Marty, the Jewish doctor. His wife kicked him out, along with his queer possessions, like this print.

There's a certain Slant of light,

Winter Afternoons -

That oppresses, like the Heft

Of Cathedral Tunes -

Heavenly Hurt, it gives us -

We can find no scar,

But internal difference -

Where the Meanings, are -