Παρασκευή, 4 Νοεμβρίου 2005

a fireball known as corruption

About suffering they were never wrong,
The Old Masters: how well they understood
Its human position; how it takes place
While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along;
How, when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting
For the miraculous birth, there always must be
Children who did not specially want it to happen, skating
On a pond at the edge of the wood:
They never forgot
That even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course
Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot
Where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer's horse
Scratches its innocent behind on a tree.

In Breughel's ICARUS, for instance: how everything turns away
Quite leisurely from the disaster; the ploughman may
Have heard the splash, the forsaken cry,
But for him it was not an important failure; the sun shone
As it had to on the white legs disappearing into the green
Water; and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen
Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky,
Had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on.

w.h.auden, musee des beaux arts - december 1938

έχουν περάσει αρκετά χρόνια απ' την πρώτη φορά που το είδα και άλλαξαν πολλά στο μεταξύ. αυτή τη φορά ο thomas jerome newton μου φάνηκε σαν μεσίας που παραστράτησε, ένας ξεπεσμένος άγγελος που ήξερε να συγχωρεί. δεν είναι η πιο αγαπημένη μου ταινία του roeg, αλλά απόψε έλαμπε. εξαιρετική έκδοση της criterion, όποιος την πάρει στα χέρια του θα καταλάβει...

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Les Yeux Sans Visage είπε...

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Sadie είπε...

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Antigone είπε...

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m.hulot είπε...

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sensualmonk είπε...

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