Halloween’s Hemp Seed Sow, 1850

Some merry friendly country folks Together did convene, To burn their nits upon their stocks, An hold their Halloween. – Robert Burns, 1855   Tam O’Shanter and the Witches, illustration by John Faed to the poem of Robert Burns 1855 Read More …

The Hemp: A Virginia Legend, 1916

“For all he had one word alone, One clod of dirt in their faces thrown, “The hemp that shall hang me is not grown!” His name bestrode the seas like Death. The waters trembled at his breath. This is the Read More …

Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May, 1944

“Gather ye rose-buds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will be dying.” – Robert Herrick (1591 – 1674)     Cutting hemp stalks, Naples, 1944 Share page on:

To Autumn, 1783

The San Francisco call, November 23, 1902   To Autumn O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stain’d With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit Beneath my shady roof; there thou may’st rest, And tune thy jolly voice Read More …

The Swallow and the Other Birds, 6th Century B.C.

Swallow – Salvador Dali, 1957 The Swallow and the Other Birds It happened that a Countryman was sowing some hemp seeds in a field where a Swallow and some other birds were hopping about picking up their food. “Beware of Read More …

Bach’s Pipe

Known as one of the greatest composer’s of all time, for classics such Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Johann Sebastian Bach will forever be remembered by his music… Toccata and Fugue in D Minor Much like the modern day Read More …

Yeats Smoke Session, 1872

O, WOMEN, kneeling by your altar rails long hence, When songs I wove for my beloved hide the prayer, And smoke from this dead heart drifts through the violet air And covers away the smoke of myrrh and frankincense; Bend Read More …

The Roker’s Song, 1943

Bar on the West Coast of South Africa In a hole in the wall bar on the west coast of South Africa, a man is found with a poem inked in flesh… ‘The Roker’s Song’ In a hole in the Read More …

Moth Smoke Lingers, 1888

“The poets say some moths will do anything out of love for a flame… The moth takes off again, and we both step back, because he’s circling at eye level now and seems to have lost rudder control, smacking into Read More …

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