Friday, December 17, 2010

Many stars lined up hoping you'd notice

  "Many stars lined up hoping you'd notice,/
A wave rose toward you/out of the past/
or a violin/
offered itself/as you passed an open window/
These were instructions,
your mission/But could you perform it?/
Weren't you always 
distracted/waiting for something..."

 "And we
              who always think
                            of happiness rising
would feel the emotion
               that almost startles us
                              when a happy thing falls."

David Young, trans. ~Rilke, Duino Elegies
Crime Without Passion (The Furies), 1934.  Dir. Slavko Vorkapich.

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