Thursday, January 31, 2008


"...A man places with inexhaustible precision
one tile after the another on the roof of the house. ..."

From "From Aurora" by Pura López-Colomé
Translated by Forrest Gander


Reya Mellicker said...

It's no wonder that in astrology the line where sky meets earth (or roof) is called the angle of karma. Earth and sky are so very different. Thanks for this beautiful pic.

R.L. Bourges said...

yes, as reya says. the + for me is that this is just like the skyline (beautiful word) when I look out my window - same tiles, same colors. They make the same sound as in the poem when they are being put down - for having watched people do it, I can tell you it is a labor of love, that.
And discovering Pura Lopez-Colomé? Mucho gusto, Lori.

Dale said...


Pedro said...

Only today I read "The Book of Night". Great!

Larry said...

How do find the time to read so much poetry? You match poetic quotes so well with your photos... just a note of appreciation!

chris miller said...

If Quentin ever makes "Kill Bill 3"-- you have to be the cinematographer. (but Bill's already dead, isn't he ?)

Call it the delicious feeling of latent energy ?