Monday, January 28, 2008


‘I flood myself with light
of the immense’
(TRANSLATED WORK OF Giuseppe Ungaretti 1933)
The point is the effect of any vast realityof the physical universe on the human soul...
One should be exhilarant, with a sense of expansion, of inner radiance.
One should not be illuminated from without by sea or sky;
As Ungaretti we should illuminate ourselves by the contact: the fire of our souls burning high and
clear in its excitement...
from notes by JF Nims in ‘The Poem Itself’, Penguin Books, 1960
From my own notes:
sometimes in our understanding of things
we are illuminated by ur own wisdom
our own understanding and wisdom that makes us see things in our own
maybe right ... maybe wrong
so we need the wisdom coupled with some aid of the universe
and nature
amidst the darkness
we should not be forever dwell on our own misseries
but to let the inner radiance to shine upon us and make our days brighter
thus each one of us makes our own mornings from the light within
nothing could go wrong as long as we know what we believe in
and where we stand is the right path illuminated by truth
( continuation connected to another poem tomorrow)
gud eve


Forever Young said...

exquisite work, exquisite words.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

What a beautiful quote!

Lorêny Portugal said...

Hi, Anton!
I've been absent from blog lately... problems in my PC!
The man in my blog is Jeff Buckley, an american died singer...


sarah said...

I love this picture, it's very beautiful and the words ring very true. xx

I am said...

hmmm nice words....

Piercing The Veil said...

@forever tnx .... for your appreciation

@whimsi tnx ..i had a light bulb from you too

@loreny welcome back ... i missed you i hope your pc is ok now and hope to hear from you soon

@ sarah tnx sarah for having a time... what happen to your profile?

@ i am .. nice to have you back tnk u. good for you are feeling the winter all right


foam said...

love the gestures in the line drawing. appears to be ink..
the words do ring true..

Piercing The Veil said...

@ foam tnx ... yeah i am more comfortable sketching with an ordinary ink ... pen ... i am just an amateur for hobby...tnx for liking the poem too

gud eve