Entries Categorized as 'Art'

Ana Blandiana – Hotarul

Date September 17, 2011

I ran across a poem today by Ana Blandiana, entitled Hotarul.  It’s written in Romanian, but a Google translation to English, while rough, gave me enough context to attempt a better translation.  I think it’s really beautiful.  I’ll post my translation first, followed by the original in Romanian.  “Hotarul” translates to “Boundary.”   Boundary I am […]

Georg Trakl – Music in the Mirabell

Date August 18, 2011

Picked up a beautiful book of poems by Georg Trakl today. Highly recommended. Music in the Mirabell A fountain sings. Clouds, white and tender, Are set in the clear blueness Engrossed, silent people walk At evening through the ancient garden. Ancestral marble has grown grey. A flight of birds seeks far horizons. A faun with […]

Wild Geese

Date July 19, 2011

A beautiful poem by Mary Oliver.   Wild Geese by Mary Oliver You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, […]

William Fitzsimmons: Finding Home

Date June 21, 2010

I ran across this documentary of William Fitzsimmons a few days ago entitled “Finding Home,” which documents his most recent tour.   If you love William Fitzsimmons, you’ll enjoy watching it. If you’ve never heard of William Fitzsimmons, trust me, you’ll love William Fitzsimmons. Anyway, give it a watch if you like good songwriting and […]

John Mark McMillan – How He Loves: A Song Story.

Date May 20, 2010

A month or so ago I ran across a song by John Mark McMillan, listened to it, and loved what I heard. Anyway, one of the songs off his last record is called “How He Loves.” John actually breaks down while singing the song at the end of the recording. It’s very beautiful; give it […]