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flameinthesnow · 1w ago

En plein air - in memoriam Andrew Bellon

A dreamless sleep fallsfrom the shimmering leaves.--Sappho fragment, tr. Andrew BellonI changed,thickened,deepened, traveled,mused by pools,crumbled, stretched,tilled fields of clouds,
flameinthesnow · 4W ago

Rachmaninov Concerto No.2, Op.18 (Sviatoslav Richter, 1959)

flameinthesnow · 1M ago

I know a cure (Mirabai)

I know a cure for sadness:Let your hands touch something thatmakes your eyessmile.I bet there are a hundred objects close bythat can do that.Look atbeauty's gift to us-her power so great she...
flameinthesnow · 1M ago

and then he said

That evening, I was perched on the edge of my chair, tapping away on Tanya's keyboard, ignoring his presence on purpose. I was avoiding any attempt to appear attractive. I could have been we...
flameinthesnow · 2M ago

a light

A LIGHT exists in spring   Not present on the year At any other period.   When March is scarcely here   A color stands abroad           On solitary hills That silence cannot overtake,   But ...
flameinthesnow · 3M ago

music: consciousness, conscience

A wintry night. Huddled in the foothills against the cold, the forest exhales in silence. The moon blinks. I hear a rustling: the cat is stalking shadows in the darkness.I open my eyes befor...
flameinthesnow · 4M ago

Reading Requiem in a Small Town

It was an extraordinary ending to a Friday which had already been painted in shades of surreal by the ceremonies which had taken place earlier in the day.Although I was driving as fast as I ...
flameinthesnow · 6M ago

The Phoenix-Bird (Marina Tsvetaeva)

What is not needed by others, bring to me:Everything must be burned in my fire.I lure life, and I attract deathInto the airy gift of my flame.My flame loves lightweight materials:Last year's...
flameinthesnow · 6M ago

the water-thrush

In the quiet heart of the ice-covered valley, the river murmured, trickling.In the frigid stream, a water-thrush was dipping and diving.He finished his supper, and flitted to an icy branch i...
flameinthesnow · 8M ago

Late Fragment - Raymond Carver

Late FragmentAnd did you get whatyou wanted from this life, even so?I did.And what did you want?To call myself beloved, to feel myselfbeloved on the earth.--Raymond Carver