Monday, June 25, 2012

282 - michelangelo

by Michelangelo

   In such slavery, and with so much boredom,
and with false conceptions and great peril
to my soul, to be here sculpting divine things.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

"you, darkness..." - rainer maria rilke

"You, darkness..."
by Rainer Maria Rilke (tr. Anita Barrows & Joanna Macy)

You, darkness, of whom I am born --

I love you more than the flame
that limits the world
to the circle it illumines
and excludes all the rest.

But the dark embraces everything:
shapes and shadows, creatures and me,
people, nations -- just as they are.

It lets me imagine
a great presence stirring beside me.

I believe in the night.