Thursday, March 31, 2011

Experiments of Green

Fig Plant in Our Sun Room

A little Madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King,
But God be with the Clown —
Who ponders this tremendous scene —
This whole Experiment of Green —
As if it were his own!

~ Emily Dickinson ~

As Czeslaw Milosz says in his poem "Esse," we strive to name the world, the spring landscape, the green experiment: "repeating only: is! . . . I was left behind with the immensity of existing things. A sponge, suffering because it cannot saturate itself; a river, suffering because reflections of clouds and trees are not clouds and trees."

Dickinson, Milosz, and more ~ currently on
The Fortnightly Kitti Carriker:
Like a Spinning Top, Like a Sponge


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