Posts Tagged ‘ Root ’

Why we need an absence of noise to hear anything important | Aeon Essays

Wild geese in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, 2017. Photo by Rebecca Norris Webb from the book Brooklyn, the City Within with Alex Webb/Magnum Photos

Our cities are filled by the hubbub of human-made noise. Where shall we find the quietness we need to nurture our spirit?

Source: Why we need an absence of noise to hear anything important | Aeon Essays

Undertow

 

Mid-July morning rain falls clapping among oak leaves. Woodpeckers queue on tree bark for suet cake in view. black cat cries. Watching from inside he cannot help himself. Twitterings, chirpings, staccato rasps, glissando uproar

 

highway drones

through morning birdsong

mournful undertow

 

Donna Fleischer
indra’s net, bottle rockets press, 2003

AUTUMN BEGINS: INCLINING TOWARD THE TRANQUILITY OF HOKKU | HOKKU

AUTUMN BEGINS: INCLINING TOWARD THE TRANQUILITY OF HOKKU | HOKKU.

Miklós Radnóti / Root (Wurzel)

 

Poem by the 20th-century Jewish Hungarian poet Miklós Radnóti. The animation is by Daniel Lagin, “from an illustration by a Hungarian student based on Miklos Radnoti’s poem Root,” according to the information on the video’s YouTube page. This is a deleted scene from a documentary about Radnóti, Neither Memory Nor Magic, directed by Hugo Perez, “the story of a poet who continued to write poetry even as he faced almost certain death, and one poet’s triumph over the inhumanity of his age — a story almost entirely unknown outside of Hungary.” ~ Moving Poems

The original poem, “Wurzel,” is in German (text here.).