“You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame. How could you rise anew if you have not first become ashes?” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Lola's Curmudgeonly Musings about Life, Love & Other Trifles

Isaac Levitan Lakeshore “Lakeshore” (nd, unknown medium)
by Isaac Levitan

                   

Two for Tuesday: The poet and the words

“There is no curtain for the heart
In a room full of poets. Each face maps
Its suffering, its lust with lines
As subtle as mountain ranges.” ~ Kate Horowitz, section 1 of “6pm Reading, St. Anthony Hall”

                   

The Ascension of Words

Thus, like the skin
of a shorn ewe, the day rises.It is difficult to skin the self from a stone.
It is difficult to skin memory from a Greek.

But why should we talk about these!
After all,
light too has a skin,
light too can be skinned…
So
light too is guilty of being.

A gust of fresh air
comes with the millennium.
We are beautiful;
why should we not be beautiful?

We eat one another
only from hunger,
from adoration,
from structure,
from love.
It doesn’t matter.
We are…

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