Posts Tagged: churches&chapels

Dreams on a wall

"And then the wall rose,
Rose slowly,
Slowly,
Between me and my dream.
Rose slowly, slowly,
Dimming,
Hiding,
The light of my dream.
Rose until it touched the sky,
The wall."

(J.M. Langston Hughes in As I grew older)
Amay-Ombret (B)

Some form of hanging


“challenge:

everything in moderation!
everything in moderation!

response:
he who hangs himself
over spiteful remarks:
a real numbskull!”

(Haiku by anonymus author)
Leuven (B)

Eine Form der Leere


“Wirf aus den Armen die Leere
zu den Räumen hinzu, die wir atmen; vielleicht da die Vögel
die erweiterte Luft fühlen mit innigerm Flug.”

(R.M. Rilke in Die erste Elegie)
Sambreville (B)

Closed doors waiting for the church bells

“Knock on the door, and you shall have an answer!
Open the heavy walls to set me free,
And blow a horn to call me into the sunlight,
And startled then what a strange thing you shall see!”

(C. Aiken from The charnel rose)
Ivoz-Ramet (B)

When the fierce cold comes, there is the heater

"Grimmige Kälte Sauset hernieder,
Womit nur deck ich
Des Kindleins Glieder!
O all ihr Engel,
Die ihr geflügelt Wandelt im Wind,
Stillet die Wipfel!
Es schlummert mein kind."

(E. von Geibel, no title in Spanisches Liederbuch)
Leuven (B)

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