that cuts at the heart like hawks
seen far away and whirling."
, from “Starlight, Starbright,” Homage to Edgar Allan Poe
(Louisiana State University Press, 1981)
"Desire makes everything blossom; possession makes everything wither and fade."
He held radical light
as music in his skull
A.R. Ammons, from “He Held Radical Light” in The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry, e.d. J.D. McClatchy (Vintage, 2003)
"You expect an exception for you. You’ve set up a sort of discount system with life but one day you’ll see that your agreement is one-sided."
Emil Schumacher (Germany 1926-1999)
oil on wood 170 x 250 cm