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In the Jardin des Plantes, Paris

From the passing-by of bars his gaze has grown
so tired that he can take no more;
as if there were to him a thousand bars… 73 more words


Delhi Diary- Two monkeys

“Read On, Read On”, scream the children at noon. You have to come. The monkey is here. I am most reluctant, not only because the hallway is as usual full of people, but I do not like monkeys at all. 526 more words

Delhi Diaries

A new translation of Brecht’s ‘Of poor B.B.’

Having posted last week about Brecht’s poem ‘Of poor B.B.’ it felt pretty inevitable that I should have a go at translating it myself. Though it can’t always be the case, most translations are like this – undertaken as a tribute to the original poet and poem, a public declaration that this fascinated me, an attempt to really work out how the text functions and achieves its ends. 1,289 more words

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

I have selected a singular passage from each of Rainer Maria Rilke’s 10 letters to Franz Xaver Kappus (Letters to a Young Poet). 642 more words


Of "those long childhood hours when you were so afraid"

this cloud-built summer storm—
we watch, insulated from all
youth’s electricity of wonder
and fear, saying it can’t hurt
us, can’t come in; backed… 71 more words


Wisdom Seekers

Today we are blessed by the presence of a group of people here at our center/home who have come to experience in a weekend a taste of what we have to offer of the Wisdom tradition of Christianity. 153 more words

~ Autumn Tree in Movement ~

“In Vienna there are shadows. The city is black and everything is done by rote. I want to be alone. I want to go to the Bohemian Forest.

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