Sunday, January 22, 2017

Chronicles, Vol. 1



 


“The line it is drawn 
The curse it is cast






The slow one now 
Will later be fast





As the present now 
Will later be past





 


The new order is 
Rapidly fadin'.




And the first one now 
Will later be last 
For the times they are a-changin'.”



 


“Sometimes you just have to bite your upper lip and put sunglasses on.” 
Bob Dylan

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Liquid Modernity and Love





“The main point about civility is...the ability to interact with strangers without holding their strangeness against them and without pressing them to surrender it or to renounce some or all the traits that have made them strangers in the first place.”


 


“The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.”



 



“Desire and love act at cross purposes. love is a net cast on eternity, desire is a stratagem to be spared the chores of net weaving. True to their nature, love would strive to perpetuate the desire. Desire, on the other hand, would shun love's shackles.”


 


“What has been cut apart cannot be glued back together. Abandon all hope of totality, future as well as past, you who enter the world of fluid modernity.”
Zygmunt Bauman

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Haiku Two to Fourteen






Into the lake spill
a single drop of wine
and there fades the sun






In the meadows
not one four-leaf clover;
among the three of us, who is to blame?







In the museum garden
Chairs deserted.
The statues have gone back
to that other museum.







Could that be the voice?
of our dead friends?
or could that be the phonograph?








She rests her fingers
on the sea-blue scarf
Look, there: corals!







Contemplating
Heavy are her breasts
through the looking glass






Again I put on
the tree leaves
and you, you bleat.







Darkness. The wind.
Divorce spreads
and moves in waves.







Naked woman
the pomegranate she threw
was full of stars.







 
I am raising now
a dead butterfly
with no make-up








How can you gather
the thousand little pieces
of each person?







What's wrong with the rudder?
The boat goes in circles
And not a single gull in sight







Sick Fury
She has no eyes left,
the snakes she was grasping
swallow her hands.







There is a hole in this column.
Can you see
Persephone? 

George Seferis

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New year at the Chocolate Factory



 

“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”





"There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be.”






“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”





“Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.” 



 

 

“I understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm gonna ignore your advice.”

Roald Dahl