Wednesday, December 22, 2010

i am the last blossom of autumn...

i am the last blossom of autumn.
i was rocked in the cradle of summer.
i was placed on guard against the north wind,
red streaks appeared
on my white cheeks.
i am the last blossom of autumn.
i am the youngest seed of the dead spring:
how easy to be the last to die;
i have seen the lake so fairy like and blue,
i have heard the heartbeat of the dead summer,
red calyx holds only the seed of death.
i am the last blossom of autumn.
i have seen the deep starry universe of autumn,
i have seen the light of distant warm hearths:
how easy to take the same road.
i shall close the doors of death.
i am the last blossom of autumn.

edith sodergran, 1916 (in 8 swedish poets, 1963)

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2 Comments:

Blogger Moon River said...

thought you might be interested in this:
JUAN MUÑOZ'S WORKS FOR RADIO
Building for Music
From 1992 to 2001, Juan Muñoz carried out a series of works using materials that we would not expect to find in the hands of a sculptor: the voice, music, sound.

http://rwm.macba.cat/en/tag_juan_muoz

1:25 PM  
Blogger sroden said...

thanks so much for the link, wow, there are a bunch of really interesting radio programs - fluxus, cage, and yes, the munoz.

8:17 AM  

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