“Haitian envoy: Quake levels most of capital” (Guy Shaked)

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Haiti in mourning
Gauguin’s models and landscapes
replaced by graves

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Headlines:

“Haitian envoy: Quake levels most of capital” (CNN)

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Poem by Guy Shaked (see poet biographies).

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  1. Chen-ou Liu

    “Gauguin’s models and landscapes”

    Gauguin’s vision of paradise is Tahiti, revealed through “Gauguin Tahiti” exhibition, which is made up of 150 paintings, drawings, manuscripts, …

    Guy, an emotionally powerful poem.

    Chen-ou

  2. Editor

    I agree Chen-ou, this one is powerful and well written.

  3. Guy Shaked

    Unlike Dante’s poetry which moves from hell to heaven, in Haiti it appears that things have been moving unfortunately in the opposite direction. The Gauguin’s exhibition Chen-ou mentions presented of course to the west the lie of the paradise of exotic islands. Thanks Chen-ou and Dick.

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