Ein Lied in der Wüste Ein Kranz ward gewunden aus schwärzlichem Laub in der Gegend von Akra: dort riß ich den Rappen herum und stach nach dem Tod mit dem Degen. Auch trank ich aus hölzernen Schalen die Asche der Brunnen von Akra und zog mit gefälltem Visier den Trümmern der Himmel entgegen. Denn tot […]

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folly – folly for to – for to – what is the word – folly from this – all this – folly from all this – given – folly given all this – seeing – folly seeing all this – this – what is the word – this this – this this here – all […]

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The Zen teacher says, “The secret is in you.  You are the secret.” What does it mean? The truth offered in these two short sentences is cryptic, and almost tautological. The meaning of my search for truth is in me. If I have found myself, the secret is gone, because I have realized that it was in me all along. […]

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I want to live I want to know I want to love I want to be loved I love to know I want to eat I want to sleep I want to dream I want to die   Copyright @Jurgen Braungardt, 2014. Related posts: Ann Sexton – Biography Federico García Lorca Rumi C.G. Jung: Basic Postulates […]

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Her poems are highly musical, her confessional style is at times breath-taking. No matter how many poems she writes, the emotional pain never goes away.   Her Kind I have gone out, a possessed witch, haunting the black air, braver at night; dreaming evil, I have done my hitch over the plain houses, light by […]

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Totentanz Dance of Death Johann Wolfgang von Goethe English by Edgar Alfred Bowring Der Türmer, der schaut zu Mitten der Nacht The warder looks down at the mid hour of night, Hinab auf die Gräber in Lage; On the tombs that lie scatter’d below: Der Mond, der hat alles ins Helle gebracht; The moon fills […]

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Thou hast nor youth nor age But as it were an after dinner sleep. Dreaming of both. Biography (Quoted from the official Nobel Prize Website) Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965) was born in St. Louis, Missouri, of an old New England family. He was educated at Harvard and did graduate work in philosophy at the Sorbonne, […]

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