Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Winged Torch

The Winged Torch   You desire a symbol for you and your house, Which is a symbol of happiness for all time; Yet which image is so rich and free, As to symbolize the desires of so many souls.   … Continue reading

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Pro Domo

Pro Domo   Who desires applause, requires skill! Whether man’s work, whether a children’s book: The artist is as old as the world. That is his blessing; that is his curse. When he errs as a young dandy, He still … Continue reading

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Self Discipline

Self Discipline   Man, you should educate yourself. And that may mean many things to you: Man, you must flee by yourself. Guard yourself from these people!   Count upon the powers That are within you, around you. They reveal … Continue reading

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Confession

Confession   I want to fathom all desires, As deeply as my thirst is able; I want to create from them An entire world, and die in them.   I want it with all the rage of the Creator, That … Continue reading

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World and Time

World and Time   Time lamented: the world has become senile, Where is the old Holy Spirit! Meanwhile His Holiness lies In the carnal womb of the virgin, Though her virginity was tainted, A young world was yet conceived. Then … Continue reading

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Merchant Souls

Merchant Souls   Oh how they love! How temperate they remain! Only love does not make them richer! How scrupulously they barter And add little emotions to little emotions.   And here stands one, who with a thousand hands, Wants … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice   In a dream I saw the halls of Apollo’s temple, All around I heard the dark grumbling of thunder; I saw in that first instant a disturbing, Broken, final glimpse of the crashing sun.   The shadows … Continue reading

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