Friday, June 19, 2009

Nessun dorma -- This is how the wind shifts

This is how the wind shifts:
Like the thoughts of an old human
Who still thinks eagerly
And despairingly.
The wind shifts like this:
Like a human without illusions,
Who still feels irrational things within her.
The wind shifts like this:
Like humans approaching proudly,
Like humans approaching angrily.
This is how the wind shifts:
Like a human, heavy and heavy,
Who does not care.


Top photo credit (Largest lake in Iran from space) : Copyright © 2008-2009 Chelys srl | Earth Snapshot: A Daily View Of The Planet. Copyright controlled.

Bottom photo credit (Tiananmen Square memorial in Wroclaw, Poland, European Union): Via Wikipedia. With thanks.

Wallace Stevens credit: From The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens, copyright © 1923, 1931, 1935, 1937, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1954 by Wallace Stevens. Copyright renewed 1982 by Holly Stevens. Published by Vintage Books.


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