It never leaves.
dreams, musings, personal mythology
With words and images, I am telling my story. Through art, through sculpture, I am remembering HERstory...CASIMIRA
"still a little bit of your taste in my mouth
still a little bit of you laced with my doubt...
still a little bit of your ghost - your witness
still a little bit of your face I haven't kissed...
still a little bit of your song in my ear,
still a little bit of your words I long to hear..."
- Damien Rice
"it's a lip thing with you.
the first time we met i could not
take my eyes off them.
you probably thought you had something
in your teeth with the way i was staring.
i know their curvature like the reminiscent
smell of my mother.
give me a photograph of every mouth in the
world and i will pick yours out without question.
i do not have a religion but if i did it
would be them...
...they are what roses and mountains and oceans
could only hope to be.
with you it's a lip thing.
and then it became a heart thing.
and then soul.
and then all."
- Christopher Poindexter
|"Sabras que no te amo y que te amo|
puesto que de dos modos es la vida,
la palabra es un ala del silencio,
el fuego tiene una mitad de frío.
Yo te amo para comenzar a amarte,
para recomenzar el infinito
y para no dejar de amarte nunca:
por eso no te amo todavía.
Te amo y no te amo como si tuviera
en mis manos las llaves de la dicha
y un incierto destino desdichado.
Mi amor tiene dos vidas para amarte.
Por eso te amo cuando no te amo
y por eso te amo cuando te amo."
- Pablo Neruda
...and in English...
"You must know that I do not love and that I love you,
because everything alive has its two sides;
a word is one wing of the silence,
fire has its cold half.
I love you in order to begin to love you,
to start infinity again
and never stop loving you:
that's why I do not love you yet.
I love you, and I do not love you, as if I held
keys in my hand: to a future of joy --
a wretched, muddled fate --
My love has two lives, in order to love you:
that's why I love you when I do not love you,
and also why I love you when I do."
- Pablo Neruda translated by Stephen Tapscott