Solstice

doveGerard David (c. 1460 – 13 August 1523) 

 

Interim

The earth is motionless
And poised in space …
A great bird resting in its flight
Between the alleys of the stars.
It is the wind’s hour off ….
The wind has nestled down among the corn ….
The two speak privately together,
Awaiting the whirr of wings.

 

Lola Ridge (December 1873 – May 1941)

 

 

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Study Of A Flying Sparrow

Giovanni Nanni, also Giovanni de' Ricamatori, better known as Giovanni da Udine (1487–1564)

Giovanni Nanni, also Giovanni de’ Ricamatori, better known as Giovanni da Udine (1487–1564)

Carl Sagan, upon contemplating the rarity of life in the known universe said,

“The earth is a meadow in the sky . . .”
“If we ruin the earth, there is no place else to go”   ―

Nothing To Save

Pietro Visconte’s World Map 1321, from Marino Samuolo’s Liber secretorum fidelium crusisPietro Visconte’s World Map 1321,  from Marino Samuolo’s Liber secretorum fidelium crucis

There is nothing to save, now all is lost,
but a tiny core of stillness in the heart
like the eye of a violet.
D.H. Lawrence