not a pretty picture. not a good. not a bad. picture. but an argument.

Friday, August 29, 2014

the glare

there is a glare off the glass of the ordinary

it hurts

there is an ordinary hole, an absence, in each of us

 it hurts too

one shape, one sharpening, one keening of light and form might fill the other
can, and does

this hurts also

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    1. yes, the smiling and the crying, the being alive, and as ruth and lisel mueller tell us, the burning.

      xo
      eirn

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  2. This speaks to me, deeply.

    The absence I feel in pain, and its isolation, reflected here.

    And this:


    THERE ARE MORNINGS

    Even now, when the plot
    calls for me to turn to stone,
    the sun intervenes. Some mornings
    in summer I step outside
    and the sky opens
    and pours itself into me

    as if I were a saint
    about to die. But the plot
    calls for me to live,
    be ordinary, say nothing
    to anyone. Inside the house
    the mirrors burn when I pass.

    Lisel Mueller. Alive Together: New and Selected Poems

    Extraordinary reflections coinciding, don't you think?

    love

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    1. so perfect in response i can't do a thing but be turned toward the sky))

      xo
      erin

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  3. I'm just hoping I'm not the only the hole... Brilliant pictures as always

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    1. impossible! you have a voice.

      xo
      erin

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  4. and may be this is the fate of the white space,if i can say so without sounding ruthless or cruel;i know just that i love their movements, beside mine,beside yours-and sometimes shapes are only just impressions of our regard on a too shinny sky.
    wonderful images in the last day of summer...

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    1. flux. momentum. momentary fantastical miasmic being. cruel? no. all opportunity resides here. but most importantly, yes, together.

      xo
      erin

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  5. Beautiful! Forms may not be real, but our pain is.

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    1. real or not, these incredible things so - perfect - and - acute - how might reality matter one way or the other?

      but i wonder on the nature of our pain, for surely it drives us to despondency at times. is our sadness essential or do we manufacture it in the factory of misunderstanding? could it be that our misunderstanding is essential too?

      oh, a few lines from a Rumi poem,

      "This being human is a guest house.
      Every morning a new arrival.
      A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and attend them all!

      Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably.
      He may be clearing you out for some new delight.

      The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Sorrows are the rags of old clothes and jackets that serve to cover, and then are taken off.

      That undressing, and the beautiful naked body underneath, is the sweetness that comes after grief.
      You haven’t dared yet lose faith – so how can faith grow in you?"

      xo
      erin

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  6. That hole... it can be filled, but only for moments at a time...

    This fills it.

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"Words at the limit of hearing, attributable to no one, received in the conch of the ear like dew by a leaf." (philippe jaccottet) or even a quiet presence is appreciated))