Samstag, September 30, 2006


The Sonnets to Orpheus: XIX

(by Rainer Maria Rilke)

Though the world keeps changing its form
as fast as a cloud, still
what is accomplished falls home
to the Primeval.

Over the change and the passing,
larger and freer,
soars your eternal song,
god with the lyre.

Never has grief been possesed,
never has love been learned,
and what removes us in death

is not revealed.
Only the song through the land
hallows and heals.

(Translated by Stephen Mitchell)

Above you can see one of my pen drawings of the series "Orpheus and Eurydice"

Freitag, September 29, 2006


Mittwoch, September 27, 2006


Autumn Day

Lord: it is time. The summer was immense.
Let thine shadows upon the sundials fall,
and unleash the winds upon the open fields.

Command the last fruits into fullness;
give them just two more ripe, southern days,
urge them into completion and press
the last bit of sweetness into the heavy wine.

He who has no house now, will no longer build.
He who is alone now, will remain alone,
will awake in the night, read, write long letters,
and will wander restlessly along the avenues,
back and forth, as the leaves begin to blow.

Dedicated to my blogger friend Ricardo

Rainer Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926) is generally considered the German language's greatest 20th century poet. His haunting images tend to focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety — themes that tend to position him as a transitional figure between the traditional and the modernist poets.

Dienstag, September 26, 2006


Samstag, September 23, 2006


Once when the old religions were prohibited by the new potentates of a new religion, Chiron was placed in the sky by Zeus to live at one of the stars of " The constellation Centaurus.", the refuge of the centaurs.
Now a very boring life started for Chiron who was used to educate young guys.

Chiron often looked down whistfully to earth with his long-glass and observed there below those cute guys, he loved so much ...

One night, Chiron saw a very sad scene below on earth ... he saw how a father maltreated his son ... it was heartbreaking!
Chiron asked Zeus whether he was allowed to return to earth only this one time to assist that poor boy ...
Zeus gave his consent and Chiron went down to earth, wrapped in a cloud ...

When Chiron arrived he found the boy quite alone, crying bitter tears. Chiron came closer to the boy, very gently, and let him weep on his shoulder. That poor boy's name was G.W.

Next morning Chiron called on G.W.'s parents offering them his services as an educator for their son, but they chased him out, for they thought he would seduce G.W., so that G.W. would become gay in later times ...

That's why G.W. remained uneducated, silly and incapable for every decent job ...

Freitag, September 22, 2006


In the ancient world the sons of very prosperous families have got special teachers, called "centaurs". One of the most famous centaurs has been Chiron, the expert educator of Achilles.

How do Centaurs differ from usual teachers?

Well, a centaur is a mythological creature. Its head, arms, and chest are those of a human and the rest of its body, including four legs, hindquarters, and a tail is like that of a horse, as you can see on the picture :-)

Mittwoch, September 20, 2006


If the Caucasians are in distress there is no great reason for solicitude, because the Werewolf will come to their rescue :-)