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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:10 am 
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MYSTERIUM TREMENDUM

The realm of the imaginery is not a strange region situated beyond this world; it is the world itself...grasped and realized in its entirety...the literature of action is far more deceitful. -Maurice Blanchot, The Gaze of Orpheus and Other Literary Essays, P.A. Sitney, editor, Station Hill Press, 1981, p.36.
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Why would I want to describe what I saw tonight
when you can see it on TV with a music background
and twice the intensity of visual acuity?
It was really quite an ordinary scene,
one I’d seen a thousand times in the night sky
and along the park where I walked leisurely.

Why would I bother writing it all down,
turning the visible into some kind of invisible,
inner smouldering around a breath of thought?
My essential precariousness, fragility, gentleness,
like a bee searching out the honey of an invisibility
and storing it in a golden hive where temporary
perishables are imprinted on my soul quietly,
with my personal stamp, where an essence is
resurrected in me, perhaps forever; where a
silent inwardness aspires, searches and recalls,
transmuting past into present. For a time,
truth palpitates and time is reborn from its ashes
in mysterious flashes of luminosity and a deep,
dense vastness motions in an intermittent simultaneity.

For this brief moment poetry condenses
out of the flying vapours of the world;
a private sphere forms, is ordered,
out of the public chaos of airy nothing:
shape, habitation and a name is given
to the frenzied and frenetic dashing of the eye.
And all that world comes in the door forever:
invisible, inaudible, mysterium tremendum.

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Dude(tte),
how old are you? :lol:

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To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:29 am 
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Apologies for taking more than 2 years to reply. I am 65 years of age.-Ron

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