Wednesday, January 23, 2008


on a night like this, I'm thinking about this:

from Auden's Musee des Beaux Arts

About suffering they were never wrong,
The Old Masters; how well they understood
Its human position; how it takes place
While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along...


Anonymous said...

how to you get a moon that small??

Emma said...

Oh, my goodness, I adore that poem!

Pam Hart said...

Me too Emma. And the painting!

ButtonHole said...

A moon that small:

Stand on earth
And aim.