Saturday, 7 December 2013

On Diversity

Pied Beauty

Glory be to God for dappled things,
For skies of couple-color as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stiple on trout that swim;
Fresh fire-coal chestnut-falls; finches wings;
Landscape plotted and pierced - fold, fallow and plough;
And all trades, their gear, tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who know how?)
With swift, slow, sweet, sour, adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Praise him.

Gerard Manley Hopkins

On Connection

Ah, not to be cut off

Ah, not to be cut off, 
not throught the slightest partition,
shut out from the law of the stars.
The inner, what is it?
If not intensified sky,
hurled through with birds and deep
with the winds of homecoming.

Rainer Maria Rilke

On Living the Questions

I would like to beg you
to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
Art: Justyna Kopania