Saturday, December 13, 2014

transitory passion

trying to hold to form

Thursday, December 4, 2014

from out of forebearance breaks the hymn excelsior

"The ultimate nature of the experience of life is that toil and pleasure, sorrow and joy, are inseparably mixed in it. The very will to life that brought one to light...was a will to come even through pain into this world; else one never would have got here."

Joseph Campbell, Myths to Live By

Saturday, November 15, 2014

the maddening endeavor of body and mind

from out of our throats: the world

Monday, November 10, 2014

the tender pillar of fire

"Yesterday evening, after Schubert's final piano sonata had surprisingly come to mind once again,

I simply said to myself: 'That's it.' 

It's what inexplicably remains steadfast against the worst storms, against a longing for emptiness; what definitely deserves to be loved:

the tender pillar of fire guiding you even in the desert that seemingly has neither limits, nor an end."

from philippe jaccottet's And, Nonetheless: Selected Prose and Poetry 1990-2009