ALLOWING PRISTINE SPACE FOR SOUL’S GUIDANCE
MIND AS PERFECTLY-ATTUNED
SERVANT OF SOUL
around the streetlights in Paris
and what I see is an aberration
caused by old age, an affliction.
to arrive at the vision of gas lamps as angels,
to soften and blur and finally banish
the edges you regret I don't see,
to learn that the line I called the horizon
does not exist and sky and water,
so long apart, are the same state of being.
Rouen cathedral is built
of parallel shafts of sun,
and now you want to restore
my youthful errors: fixed
notions of top and bottom,
the illusion of three-dimensional space,
from the bridge it covers.
the Houses of Parliament dissolve
night after night to become
the fluid dream of the Thames?
of objects that don't know each other,
as if islands were not the lost children
of one great continent. The world
is flux, and light becomes what it touches,
becomes water, lilies on water,
above and below water,...
and white and cerulean lamps,
small fists passing sunlight
so quickly to one another
that it would take long, streaming hair
inside my brush to catch it.
(to be continued in Afternoon Section below)
All Photos for today's OceanSpeak from: Sept. 6, 2018
ONLY NOTHING REMAINS "...purity of essence..." 9/6/18 ".. end of your inner world." "..the abyss of infinity."
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Our weighted shapes, these verticals,
burn to mix with air
and change our bones, skin, clothes
if only you could see
how heaven pulls earth into its arms
and how infinitely the heart expands
to claim this world, blue vapor without end.
Original title - "Monet Refuses Operation"
"Her poems are 'a testament to the miraculous power
of language to interpret and transform our world'
and 'a testament that invites readers to share her vision
of experiences we all have in common: sorrow,
tenderness, desire, the revelations of art, and
mortality - 'the hard dry smack of death against the glass'"
Her family fled the Nazi regime in 1939 when she was 15.
She worked as a translator and academic teacher. She
began writing poetry in the 1950's, publishing her first
collection in 1965.
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The World in Different Light - Lisel Mueller~