Thursday, March 03, 2011

For Trevor

Das Schiscksalslied, arr, Johannes Brahms, words Friedrich Hölderlin.

Ihr wandelt droben im Licht
Auf weichem Boden, selige Genien!
Glänzende Götterlüfte
Rühren Euch leicht,
Wie die Finger der Künstlerin
Heilige Saiten.

Schicksallos, wie der schlafende
Säugling, atmen die Himmlischen;
Keusch bewahrt
in bescheidener Knospe,
Blühet ewig
Ihnen der Geist,
Und die seligen Augen
Blicken in stiller
Ewiger Klarheit.

Doch uns ist gegeben,
Auf keiner Stätte zu ruhn;
Es schwinden, es fallen
Die leidenden Menschen
Blindlings von einer
Stunde [zur]1 andern,
Wie Wasser von Klippe
Zu Klippe geworfen,
Jahrlang ins Ungewisse hinab.

[You wander above in the light
on soft ground, blessed bunnies!
Blazing, divine breezes
brush by you as lightly
as the fingers of the player
on her holy strings.

Fateless, like sleeping
infants, the divine beings breathe,
chastely protected
in modest buds,
blooming eternally
their spirits,
and their blissful eyes
gazing in mute,
eternal clarity.

Yet there is granted us
no place to rest;
we vanish, we fall -
the suffering humans -
blind from one
hour to another,
like water thrown from cliff
to cliff,
for years into the unknown depths.]

[I changed 'genies' to 'bunnies' for the hell of it].

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Hey, Are These Bullets or Cigarettes?

Government fighters who have turned against Qaddafi manage the airport entrance in Benghazi.

I Found the Maps Department

Oh maps... glorious maps!

I wonder where this is?

"I thought of London spread out in the sun,
Its postal districts packed like squares of wheat:

There we were aimed. And as we raced across
Bright knots of rail
Past standing Pullmans, walls of blackened moss
Came close, and it was nearly done, this frail
Traveling coincidence; and what it held
Stood ready to be loosed with all the power
That being changed can giv

And I committed some truly bad art/puns...not cucumbers!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cleveland State University, Sunday Evening, February 27th, 2011

Who left their light on??!

12:30am: thunderstorm with heavy rain right over Cleveland.

Inanity -- live blogging the Oscars 2011

844pm EST: Oooooh I think someone's gonna win

846pm EST: an award

847pm EST: !

851pm EST: And it's gonna happen

852pm EST: again

1066pm EST: Zzzzz... Next week, I will be live-blogging the Battle of Hastings. Find out who wins...