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Wisconsin Thematic Panel 370-376

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The earth is never still, but speaks her lovers
lying twined among the roots of grasses, lying long
stretched out from hill to hill

There where a moistness glistens rests one who freely gave
And on the slope is deeper spread the wisdom of his face

There where the land is dimpled was a simple kindness done
Renewed each rain and lingering, a fame among the flowers

The whole expanse is body, rolling thighs and upland arms
Containing all the people, all the lives
turned into one

The restive forest edge is witness to the fingerings of time
accounting shapes from satisfactions, pressing whispers into leaf

In the valley's palm read lines of genealogy beneath

Let it be

The warm composure, all year long, in every hand
So near the best of endings
Is all our doubts can understand


Image ID: 102555

Creation Date:  

Creator Name: Vanderbilt, Paul




Collection Name: Vanderbilt, Paul : Wisconsin Thematic Panels Project, 1965-1967 and 1982-1984

Genre: Historical Object

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: PH 5000.370-376

Original Dimensions: 60 x 18 inches


Panel consists of:

Image ID: 104949 PH 5000.370-376.0370 Image ID: 104950 PH 5000.370-376.0371 Image ID: 104951 PH 5000.370-376.0372 Image ID: 10673 PH 5000.370-376.0373 Image ID: 104953 PH 5000.370-376.0374 Image ID: 104954 PH 5000.370-376.0375 Image ID: 104955 PH 5000.370-376.0376



Clothing and dress






Human settlements



Log cabins


Outdoor photography


Portrait photography

Portraits, Group

Rural areas






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