Sunday 14 February 2010

metaphors of voyage





(away for a while)

Thursday 11 February 2010


an arm reaches out
a curtain is pulled
a window is opened
the light is let in
yet behind each one
of these gestures
there is another gesture
undoing what is being done.

i seek the silence
undoing me.

Friday 5 February 2010

In the sound of heartbreak there is no form or shadow;
Painting is made without sound and is also heartbreaking.

Huang Tingjian (1045—1105)

Tuesday 2 February 2010


Ich liebe Den, dessen Seele tief ist auch in der Verwundung, und der an einem kleinen Erlebnisse zu Grunde gehen kann: so geht er gerne über die Brücke.

I love him whose soul is deep even in the wounding, and may succumb through a small matter: thus goeth he willingly over the bridge.

Ich liebe Den, dessen Seele übervoll ist, so dass er sich selber vergisst, und alle Dinge in ihm sind: so werden alle Dinge sein Untergang.

I love him whose soul is so overfull that he forgetteth himself, and all things are in him: thus all things become his down-going.

Fr. Nietzsche, Also sprach Zarathustra

(tr. Thomas Common)