the man sentences & a woman's cover

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© Tricia Louvar
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We were together in bed. I heard this song in our darkness. I said, I like this song. He said, It’s a Neil Young cover. I like that he knows stuff like that.

And today, while reading Denis Johnson’s “Train Dreams,” I fell in love with his manly sentences:

“It was only when you left it alone that a tree might treat you as a friend. After the blade bit in, you had yourself a war.”

I love me some man sentences—fit, trim, to the point. I read this over & over as the waves crashed. I started thinking about voices—men’s and women’s voices in art—and decided to share this song. Here’s a woman covering Neil Young. I present: Into the Black by Portland’s Chromatics.

It's only apropos I heard the song on the way home...

8 responses

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (11 Jul 2012):

    Yes...only on the way home. Had to be meant.

  • Roy M. Gunnels

    Roy M. Gunnels said (12 Jul 2012):

    I had to think about your writing today after visiting and favoriting the image. I was startled by the passion in your writing, raw and wild and beautiful. And how delightful to find a woman who appreciates a man 'being' a man, and not a hipster...(lol)...I remember starting university 'after' I got out of the military, and I may as well have been on Mars...feeling the same way now after returning from years in the Middle East and southern Africa.
    Stunningly beautiful and quite striking use of negative space, that speaks volumes, along with your exquisite prose.

  • Tom Harvey

    Tom Harvey   gave props (15 Jul 2012):

    My vote for sure - unique and original image and I love the effective use of negative space, rich with symbolism, superb colour. Wow!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (7 Aug 2012):

    What Roy said!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (18 Sep 2012):

    Original and striking!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (18 Sep 2012):

    Color Theory coolness.

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson   gave props (5 Oct 2012):

    Thanks.

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