Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Ouroboros

 

Ouroboros

Description

Description

The ouroboros or uroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. Originating in ancient Egyptian iconography, the ouroboros entered western tradition via Greek magical tradition and was adopted as a symbol in Gnosticism and Hermeticism and most notably in alchemy.

September has come, it is hers....

 

“September has come, it is hers
Whose vitality leaps in the autumn,
Whose nature prefers
Trees without leaves and a fire in the fireplace.
So I give her this month and the next
Though the whole of my year should be hers who has rendered already
So many of its days intolerable or perplexed
But so many more so happy.
Who has left a scent on my life, and left my walls
Dancing over and over with her shadow
Whose hair is twined in all my waterfalls
And all of London littered with remembered kisses.”

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Ghost Riders in the Sky, Norman Labuff Choir, 1960

 


Always playing whenever we got out of the car at Frontier Village, San Jose, ca. Set the tone for the day.

The Failure of Buffalo to Levitate, Robert Hass

Millard Fillmore died here.

His round body is weighted by marble angels.

He lies among the great orators of the Iroquois.

 

Paint does not arrest the tradebook houses

In their elegant decay. They peel

Like lizards in the dying avenues of elm.

 

Gentle enough, night drifts

Above the yellow bursts of aspen in the park.

Something innocent and reptilian

 

Suffers here, cumbrously.

The souls of the wives of robber barons

Are imprisoned in the chandeliers.


~ Robert Hass

some Anne Carson

Day after day I think of you as I wake up. Someone has put cries of birds on the air like jewels. 




- from Short Talk on Le Bonheur D’Etre Bien Aimee