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Posts Tagged: statues

Die trockene Andacht

“Ich will mich erinnern
dass ich nicht vergessen will …
Ich will mich erinnern
an alles was man vergisst..”

(Erich Fried)
Voroux-Lez-Liers (B)

Buddha at Liège

“Als ob er horchte. Stille: eine Ferne…
Wir halten ein und hören sie nicht mehr.
Und er ist Stern. Und andre große Sterne,
die wir nicht sehen, stehen um ihn her.

O er ist alles. Wirklich, warten wir,
dass er uns sähe? Sollte er bedürfen?
Und wenn wir hier uns vor ihm niederwürfen,
er bliebe tief und träge wie ein Tier.

Dann das, was uns zu seinen Füßen reißt,
das kreist in ihm seit Millionen Jahren.
Er, der vergisst, was wir erfahren,
und der erfährt, was uns verweist”

(R.M.Rilke in Buddha)
Liège (B)

Laying on dried leaves

Laying on dried leaves

"I dug a grave under an oak-tree.
With infinite care, I stamped my spade
Into the heavy grass.
The sod sucked it,
And I drew it out with effort,
Watching the steel run liquid in the moonlight
As it came clear.
I stooped, and dug, and never turned,
For behind me,
On the dried leaves,
My own face lay like a white pebble,

(Amy Lowell in Pictures from the floating world)
Liège (B)



“The man that is open of heart to his neighbour,
And stops to consider his likes and dislikes,
His blood shall be wholesome whatever his labour,
His luck shall be with him whatever he strikes.
The Splendour of Morning shall dully possess him,
That he may not be sad at the falling of eve.
And, when he has done with mere living–God bless him!–
A many shall sigh, and one Woman shall grieve!”

(R. Kipling in Neighbours)
Jemeppe-sur-Meuse (B)

Blue bird

Blue bird

“Blue bird, true bird,
Tell them my heart is fain
To cross the plain and the mountain,
And live in their heart again!
But I am a slave in a far-off land,
And I long, I long in vain!”

(E. Nesbit in Slave song)
Liège (B