Work in Progress: Katakomben-Heiliger

If you're here, you should know what the Katakomben-Heiliger (Catacomb Saints) are.  In the 16th and 17th Centuries, European Catholic churches had a tradition of exquisitely decorating skeletons purported to be the earthly relics of saints.  The Church being the Church, we have no idea who these bones belong to.  So what we have are… Continue reading Work in Progress: Katakomben-Heiliger

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Works in Progress: Comrades and Lovers

Sometimes I talk back to dead poets.  What do you want from me?  My entire life is talking to people that don't listen, so why not talk to those that can't? In 1900 Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass, which contained "Give Me The Splendid, Silent Sun".  In this poem he entreated, in his effusive… Continue reading Works in Progress: Comrades and Lovers