Title: YMCA Library
Creator: G. Gorce
Description: Black and white photograph of Soldiers reading in the Y hut library at Saint Nazaire fire station, France. Notes on back of photo: Y Hut library, camp 3, St. Nazaire. April 6,1919. S.H.R. G. Gorce Editions d’art, publications illustrees. 19, rue Lafayette, Paris, 9e.
Subject: WWI, World War, 1914-1918, Saint-Nazaire, France. American Library Association. Library War Service.
Format: 7” x 9” black and white photograph
Contributors: ALA, the American Library in Paris
Source: the American Library in Paris archives, file 1, no. 80
Rights: No known restrictions.
I am no Greek, hath not th’advantage.
And of course, no Roman:
he can take no risk that matters,
the risk of beauty least of all.
But I have my kin, if for no other reason than
(as he said, next of kin) I commit myself, and,
given my freedom, I’d be a cad
if I didn’t. Which is most true.
It works out this way, despite the disadvantage.
I offer, in explanation, a quote:
si j’ai du goût, ce n’est guères
que pour la terre et les pierres.
Despite the discrepancy (an ocean courage age)
this is also true: if I have any taste
it is only because I have interested myself
in what was slain in the sun
I pose you your question:
shall you uncover honey / where maggots are?
I hunt among stones
Doll Sculpture - Long Hair by Gary Birch.