(1) The Pursuit of Presence (WSJ)
“All of his poems are inextricably linked to the places where they were written. For much of his adult life, Mr. Bonnefoy spent his summers with his wife in an abandoned monastery in Provence.”
Under the flakes, a door opens at last
On the garden beyond the world.
I set out. But my scarf
Snags on a rusty nail,
And the cloth of my dreams is torn.
(“The Garden,” 1991)
(2) A Penchant for Dreaming (WSJ)
“Burne-Jones was a founding partner of Morris’s design company in 1861. His specialty was stained-glass windows and tapestries—he did the figures while Morris handled the borders—but over the years he also designed jewelry, illustrated books and made mosaics. All done while continuing his own career as painter and watercolorist. He may have loathed his own age, Ms. MacCarthy notes, but he possessed its work ethic…The purpose of art, for him, is to be a refuge from the coarseness of the industrial world.”
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(3) The glorious sword of authority was given by Lord, / Poems and books are evidences that praise Yahweh in front of Him. / Taiping unifies the World of Light. – Hong Xiuquan
(4) “Light is the measure of everything. It is absolute, mathematical, physical, eternal. There is an absolute speed to it, you can’t outrun it; that’s what the theory of relativity is about. Stand here and remember what you can. What you remember is in light, the rest is in darkness, isn’t it? The past fades to dark, and the future is unknown, just stars.” – Daniel Libeskind