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(photographs: Tom Davis)


Thursday, November 9, 2017

 

blossoming

 

 

 

 

The métier of blossoming

 

If humans could be
that intensely whole, undistracted, unhurried,
swift from sheer
unswerving impetus! If we could blossom
out of ourselves, giving
nothing imperfect, withholding nothing!

 

From Denise Levertov, The métier of blossoming

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

 

sunlight

 

 

 

 

O glistening sunlight

 

O glistening sunlight,
O iridescence, O unique shining,
the wedding of the Godhead:
O burning jewel.

The clothes you wear are noble
They fall straight and clear;

Your friendship is with angels:
A citizen of the sacred.

Come, enter into the palace of the King.

 

Hildegard of Bingen transl. Tom Davis

 

 

 

 

 


 

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