The Life and Death of King Richard II

+++ A jewel in a ten-times-barr’d up chest Is a bold spirit in a loyal breast. +++ Let him not come there To seek out sorrow that dwells everywhere. +++ Rouse up thy youthful blood, be valiant and live. +++ Strong as a tower in hope, I cry amen. +++ O thou, the earthly author of my blood, — +++ There is no virtue like necessity. +++ So, weeping-smiling greet I thee, my earth, +++ Like an unseasonable stormy day, Which makes the silver rivers drown their shores, As if the world were all dissolv’d to tears +++ I live…

The Life and Death of King Richard II

+++ A jewel in a ten-times-barr’d up chest Is a bold spirit in a loyal breast. +++ Let him not come there To seek out sorrow that dwells everywhere. +++ Rouse up thy youthful blood, be valiant and live. +++ Strong as a tower in hope, I cry amen. +++ O thou, the earthly author of my blood, — +++ There is no virtue like necessity. +++ So, weeping-smiling greet I thee, my earth, +++ Like an unseasonable stormy day, Which makes the silver rivers drown their shores, As if the world were all dissolv’d to tears +++ I live…

Under the Volcano

“‘Do you really like it?’ M. Laruelle asked him, and the Constable, sucking a lemon, felt the fire of the tequila run down his spine like lightning striking a tree which thereupon, miraculously, blossoms.” -Malcom Lowry

Under the Volcano

“‘Do you really like it?’ M. Laruelle asked him, and the Constable, sucking a lemon, felt the fire of the tequila run down his spine like lightning striking a tree which thereupon, miraculously, blossoms.” -Malcom Lowry

Infinite distances continue

“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.” – Rilke

Infinite distances continue

“Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.” – Rilke

King John

+++ But from the inward motion to deliver Sweet, sweet, sweet poison for the age’s tooth === He that perforce robs lions of their hearts May easily win a woman’s. +++ Shadowing their right under your wings of war: I give you welcome with a powerless hand === The shadow of myself form’d in her eye; Which, being but the shadow of your son, Becomes a sun, and makes your son a shadow: I do protest I never lov’d myself Till now infixed I beheld myself Drawn in the flattering table of her eye. +++ There is no sin but…

King John

+++ But from the inward motion to deliver Sweet, sweet, sweet poison for the age’s tooth === He that perforce robs lions of their hearts May easily win a woman’s. +++ Shadowing their right under your wings of war: I give you welcome with a powerless hand === The shadow of myself form’d in her eye; Which, being but the shadow of your son, Becomes a sun, and makes your son a shadow: I do protest I never lov’d myself Till now infixed I beheld myself Drawn in the flattering table of her eye. +++ There is no sin but…