by Leonard Nathan

There was a woman in Ithaca
who cried softly all night
in the next room and helpless
I fell in love with her under the blanket
of snow that settled on all the roofs
of the town, filling up
every dark depression.

Next morning
in the motel coffee shop
I studied all the made-up faces
of women. Was it the middle-aged blonde
who kidded the waitress
or the young brunette lifting
her cup like a toast?

Love, whoever you are,
your courage was my companion
for many cold towns
after the betrayal of Ithaca,
and when I order coffee
in a strange place, still
I say, lifting, this is for you.

A Toast

Here’s to crying in public,

Here’s to hurting alone.

Here’s to fighting the good fight

And here’s to forgetting why you put your fists up in the first place.

Here’s to purpose,

And the absence thereof.

A flute full of corrupted champagne is raised high

To everything that goes wrong

And everything that doesn’t.

Here’s to you,

Bathed in anonymity,

And in personhood.

Named and nameless, 

Walk your eyes down these words

And lift your glass,

Your prettily titled cup,

In honor of whatever it is 

That we’re all trying to be. 

Hot Dog! Karen Walker’s New Campaign is a Hit (yet again)

See her cutest ads to date and shop her iconic shades today!

Each season, we look forward to seeing what Karen Walker has up her sleeve - not only do we anticipate her sunglass designs, but also her catchy ad campaigns. Our love for Miss Walker flourished when her Fall 2013 campaign launched, featuring the bold ladies of Advanced Style, showing that age doesn’t matter when it comes to fashion. Then in Spring 2014, she did it again with her glasses photographed on Kenyan artisans, promoting those who made her collection, as well as ethical fashion within their industry. Now, just when we thought she couldn’t top some of our favorite past campaigns, she does it again. Karen Walker showed her newest Spring 2015 Collection on her most shocking subject yet, Toast, the Instafamous Cavalier King Charles with an oversized tongue. With the wind blowing in Toast’s hair, the dog model naturally gives off the ’70s vibe Walker was going for in a handful of images that are too cute for words! Scroll down to see some of the best photos from her new campaign. 

Karen Walker Spring 2014

Karen Walker  Fall 2013

Karen Walker Spring 2015

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