Friday, April 10, 2015

darn darn darn



And what was “I”

is only a word

in December’s dark mouth.

—Tomas Tranströmer
from Winter’s Formulae
Windows and Stones: Selected Poems


'Tomas Tranströmer, one of our mindfulness poets and 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize, died on March 26, 2015, at the age of 83. Here are a couple of quotes to remember him by:

"We always feel younger than we are. I carry inside myself my earlier faces, as a tree contains its rings. The sum of them is me. The mirror sees only my latest face, while I know all my previous ones.

And this: "I am still the place where creation does some work on itself."'

–Curator, ayearofbeinghere

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