Tuesday, December 31, 2013

so this is the sound of you


"With what stillness at last
you appear in the valley
your first sunlight reaching down
to touch the tips of a few
high leaves that do not stir
as though they had not noticed
and did not know you at all
then the voice of a dove calls
from far away in itself
to the hush of the morning

so this is the sound of you
here and now whether or not
anyone hears it this is
where we have come with our age
our knowledge such as it is
and our hopes such as they are
invisible before us
                            untouched and still possible"

– W. S. Merwin, " To the New Year"


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Everything can happen

 “Everything can happen. Everything is possible and probable. Time and space do not exist. On a flimsy framework of reality, the imagination spins, weaving new patterns.” 

August Strindberg, A Dream Play

1949 Night at the Circus- Nina Leen