These fragments I have shored against my ruins. -T.S. Eliot

These fragments I have shored against my ruins.  -T.S. Eliot

Sunday, June 5, 2022

There is a strong shadow where there is much light


   Throw away the light, the definitions, and say what you see

  in the dark.

   — Wallace Stevens

Image: Felix Bonfils
Title: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Götz von Berlichingen

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Memory insists with its sea voice

There is really nothing more to say except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.
- Toni Morrison
 Image: Graciela Iturbide
Title: Anne Michaels, The Weight of Oranges

Friday, August 13, 2021

It is not for us to follow the trail of truth too far, since by doing so we entirely loses the directing compass of our mind






"Men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty billows of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, and pass themselves by."

-St. Augustine, from Confessions


Image: Georgia O’Keeffe, Road - Mesa with Mist, 1961

Title: adapted from Herman Melville, Pierre