Saturday, January 19, 2013


"...we might coax you with pebbles
kept warm in the hand
or coins or the relics
of vanished animals..."

From "To Luck" by W. S. Merwin


am said...

Following your links, I found these words of W. S. Merwin:

We keep expressing our anger and our love, and we hope, hopelessly perhaps, that it will have some effect. But I certainly have moved beyond the despair, or the searing, dumb vision that I felt after writing The Lice; one can’t live only in despair and anger without eventually destroying the thing one is angry in defense of. The world is still here, and there are aspects of human life that are not purely destructive, and there is a need to pay attention to the things around us while they are still around us. And you know, in a way, if you don’t pay that attention, the anger is just bitterness.”

(loved the link elsewhere to "I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition.")

marja-leena said...

As alwaya I love your photos, and this one is a favourite along with that quote.