The sky today as I woke up, a continuation. And a note from me:
I’ve enjoyed this series of skies. You’ve painted so well and shared your happiness with me at the same time. Thank you, May!
When I lived in Brooklyn, NY I would hope often to someday live somewhere close to nature, where I could be in nature happily alone or with private company, a little more quietly, and I’d see it reverently. But I might wonder, what is it that I’d exactly do in nature? There wouldn’t be something happening there to view as often as one might in a movie, so would it be enough?
It is. If I am not watering the plants or lifting a strawberry off the stem, I will sit and still be very close to civilization. I might find some new words of my own, read a book and slowly flip the pages, see the sky change color and shade at moments of the night or day, and listen to the little nothings that are everything.
I will write a literary critique of the book of poetry I am reading when I am finished because I think the author would like this and I would too.
The next to come literary post will be about the first short story book I’d read that was considered a ‘graphic book’ with the author’s small original paintings telling the stories.
This blog hasn’t become Blush of May, but she continues with a poem of hers I’ve translated:
Leave Me! By May Ziadeh Leave me, leave me in this charming asylum; Let me live like this, live alone and quiet far from the noise of the cities; Let my eyes look at these cherished visions, Let my thoughts dream softly the enchanted slumbers! Leave me a few days; for I will only hear the light, harmonious and tender breath that speaks above these mountains; Keep away, for a time, from me the human voices that swell with jealousy and worldly hatred: Here we love each other! Oh, yeah, I do! We love each other: these lonely trees, these ruins of old times, these century-old remains. And this sad rock; Everything loves me in these places, everything attracts me and enchants me: the leaves, I feel them palpitating, and the bird sings to see me approaching!