“All things are created by the Om;
The love-form is His body.
He is without form, without quality, without decay:
Seek thou union with Him!”
(R. Tagore in Songs of Kabir no. 26)
“What’s the railroad to me?
I never go to see
Where it ends.
It fills a few hollows,
And makes banks for the swallows,
It sets the sand a-blowing,
And the blackberries a-growing.”
(H.D. Thoreau in What’s the railroad to me?)
“In the end, a finished polished piece…
Makes the artist, happy and at peace.
The work is finally done…
What hard work, finished-Now
feelings of enjoyed fun.”
(M. Gale in A painted house is like a poem)
"Der Spiegel sagt mir: ich bin schön! Ihr sagt: zu altern sei auch mein Geschick. Vor Gott muß alles ewig stehn, In mir liebt ihn für diesen Augenblick." (G.W. von Goethe in Suleika) Aachen (D)