Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Vivian Shipley and the Catapult

Vivian Shipley is magnificent!  Here is her poetry feature, up today on Escape Into Life! Images by Anne Faith Nicholls, as is the horsewoman you see here, Lady Lade, oil on canvas, 24" x 24".

Background music, "Rainiest Day of Summer," by Elizabeth and the Catapult.  Listen here!  It's fantastic! Yet another piece of my daughter's wonderful music, discovered on the ride to school.

You will want to read Vivian Shipley's amazing life story about the sudden discovery of a brain tumor while pregnant, and how this led to writing poetry.  The parallels in that first poem, then, to Red Pollard, the physically-challenged jockey who rode the horse Seabiscuit, shimmer and ripple again.

Speaking of Seabiscuit, a fellow Kenyon College alum, Laura Hillenbrand, wrote the book, Seabiscuit: An American Legend, on which the film Seabiscuit, was based! And here is Seabiscuit as a statue. Yes, yes, it's another Random Coinciday in blog, and a Poetry Someday on the Hump of the Week, too!

It's not really "The Rainiest Day of Summer," but do listen to the song! It's another glorious blue-sky day in the Midwest. Fortunately, it did rain last night, a gentle, nurturing rain.

But Elizabeth of Elizabeth and the Catapult won't need her rain jacket and boots!


Maureen said...

Wonderful EIL feature, Kathleen. The art is paired perfectly.

Kathleen said...

Thanks, Maureen!