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Friday, 30 March 2012

...What is the earth for them? A lake of darkness. It has been swallowed by the night forever...

- Czeslaw Milosz, The Bird Kingdom



...Jugs of gold, red wine is being poured in aspen copper. And an airborne coach carries gifts for the invisible kings or for the bears...

- Czeslaw Milosz, The Excursion to the Forest

Hope is with you when you believe the earth is not a dream but living flesh...

...That sight, touch, and hearing do not lie,
That all things you have ever seen here
Are like a garden looked at from a gate

You cannot enter...

- Czeslaw Milosz, Hope


Ralph Vaughan Williams

See the long shadow that is cast by the tree? We and the flowers throw shadows on the earth. What has no shadow has no strength to live...

- Czeslaw Milosz, Faith

On a poppy seed is a tiny house, dogs bark at the poppy-seed moon, and never, never do those poppy-seed dogs imagine that somewhere there is a world much larger...

- Czeslaw Milosz, A Parable of the Poppy