“The pride of the peacock is the glory of God.
The lust of the goat is the bounty of God.
The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God.
The nakedness of woman is the work of God.”
(William Blake in Proverbs of Hell)
Hab’ ich gewacht
Und aufgeblickt zum Himmel;
Kein Stern vom Sterngewimmel
Hat mir gelacht
(Fr. Rückert in Um Mitternacht)
“I’m searching for phrases to sing your praises
I need to tell someone
It’s soon after midnight and my day has just begun”
(Bob Dylan in Soon after midnight)
“Ah, Sun-flower! weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the Sun;
Seeking after that sweet golden clime,
Where the traveller’s journey is done: …”
(W. Blake in Songs of Experience, no. 14)
“When I was down beside the sea
A wooden spade they gave to me
To dig the sandy shore.
My holes were empty like a cup.
In every hole the sea came up,
Till it could come no more.”
(R.L. Stevenson in At the sea-side)