Posts Tagged: gates

The gate as a no-gate


“There is a gate through all must pass
We all must pass through it alone.
A gate none can bypass or skip
It is open from time ever.”

(J. Alfred in The gate inevitable)
Wandre (B)

Unknown Bomel

Unknown Bomel

Namur-Bomel (B)

A dog’s gate

A dog's gate
“I asked my mama for fifteen cents,
see the elephant jump the fence.
He jumped so high, he touched the sky.
Never got back till the Fourth of July.
Walkin’ the dog,
just ‘a walkin’ the dog.
If you don’t know how to do it,
I’ll show you how to walk the dog.”

(Rufus Thomas in Walking the dog)
Namur (B)

Entrance to the school for writing errors

Entrance to the school for writing errors

And these I see, these sparkling eyes,
These stores of mystic meaning, these young lives,
Building, equipping like a fleet of ships, immortal ships,
Soon to sail out over the measureless seas,
On the soul's voyage.

Only a lot of boys and girls?
Only the tiresome spelling, writing, ciphering classes?
Only a public school?
Ah more, infinitely more.

(W. Whitman in Song of democracy)
Namur (B)

Autumn gate

Autumn gate

“Die Blätter fallen, fallen wie von weit,
als welkten in den Himmeln ferne Gärten;
sie fallen mit verneinender Gebärde.

Und in den Nächten fällt die schwere Erde
aus allen Sternen in die Einsamkeit.

Wir alle fallen. Diese Hand da fällt.
Und sieh dir andre an: es ist in allen.

Und doch ist Einer, welcher dieses Fallen
unendlich sanft in seinen Händen hält.”

(R.M. Rilke in Herbst)
Liège-Ougrée (B)

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