“What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from. And every phrase
And sentence that is right (where every word is at home,
Taking its place to support the others ....
Archaic Torso of Apollo
by Rainer Maria Rilke
(translated from German by Stephen Mitchell)
We cannot know his legendary head
with eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torso
is still suffused with brilliance from inside,
like a lamp, in which his gaze, now turned to low,
gleams in all its power....
“Christmas is a door opening and reminding us forever of the soul within us. It is reminding us of the beauty, and truth, and wonder, and love that are locked within each one of us, and which can be brought out by proper care and...
Come, come thou bleak December wind,
And blow the dry leaves from the tree!
Flash, like a Love-thought, thro' me, Death
And take a Life that wearies me.
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
This week is remarkably quiet in terms of astrological aspects. The only...
The Poem I Would Have Writ
My life has been the poem I would have writ
But I could not both live and utter it.
— Henry David Thoreau (1841)
This week Venus will enter Aquarius, where she will join Mars in the realm of intellectual experimentation and divine...