Posts Tagged: animals

The joy of animals in the middle of demolition

"I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain'd,
I stand and look at them long and long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God..."

(W. Whitman in Song of Myself, no. 32)
Aachen (D)

The leopard has been laid down

"The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb.
        And the leopard shall lie down with the kid,
and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together,
        and a little child shall lead them.
They shall not hurt nor destroy
        in all my holy mountain ..."

(Isaiah XI)
Seraing (B)

Ohne Briefe, ohne Tauben

“Deine Briefe kamen von Süden,
warm noch von Sonne, aber verwaist, –
endlich bist du selbst deinen müden
bittenden Briefen nachgereist …”

(R.M. Rilke in Requiem)
Bierset (B)

Poissons

"Murmures de l'eau dans un lit de rivière.
Venue d'un poisson, d'un autre, de deux autres.
"Qu'y a-t-il ?"
"C'est un pêcheur, un pauvre pêcheur."
"Merci"
Chacun retourne chez soi, même le pêcheur.
Murmures de l'eau dans un lit de rivière."

(E. Satie in La pêche)
Charleroi-Jumet (B)

The cold death

“But of all the pains that lead to salvation this is the greatest,
to see your Love suffer.”

(Julian of Norwich)
Flemalle (B)

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