Samstag, September 30, 2006

ORPHEUS




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"

88 Comments:

Blogger {illyria} said...

i love rilke in whatever shape or form.

~the girl FKA transience

p.s. i emailed you my new link.

3:35 vorm.  
Blogger RIC said...

... So let's just keep on listening to that song! No other words matter now... :-)

4:30 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Illyria:
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Ah ... thanks!

7:53 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Ric:
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:-)OK!Let's listen!

7:56 vorm.  
Blogger Prerona said...

i like the picture but i am not sure i understood it. will u explain?

4:47 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Prerona:
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It's the first picture of my series "Orpheus and Euridice", it shows that scene where Orpheus is entering into the Underworld (Hades) where he wants to find his dead Euridice, because Zeus had allowed him to enter there to rescue his wife ...

Here is a link to the entire story:

http://www.paleothea.com/Myths/Orpheus.html

5:09 nachm.  
Blogger RIC said...

I was so absorbed in the poem that I forgot all about your drawing... Oops, Hans... I'm so sorry...
As I told you before, these are just my impressions - they're worth what they are, nothing else.
I like the main colour, all the different shades (Lord, with a pen!) and the chiaroscuro effect (I thought immediately he was in the underworld). Fantastic!
You don't surely need them from me, but here they are anyway:
Congratulations! :-)

3:49 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Ric:
-------
Thank you, Ricardo, for your compliments!

8:52 vorm.  
Blogger Ryan said...

awesome uncle!

4:05 nachm.  
Blogger Derek said...

oh Castor these two compliment each other so well. Both so intriguing you captured them both. I think you were one of my teachers in one of my past Greek lives.

2:27 vorm.  
Blogger RIC said...

Ist alles in Ordnung, Hans?

4:46 vorm.  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Beautiful picture I love the dark sensual colours-the poem is lovely too

9:25 nachm.  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

you as orpheus?
i bet you play a cool lyre.

8:10 nachm.  
Blogger Trudging said...

Good to "see you" castor

1:56 vorm.  
Blogger RIC said...

Da hast du uns also im Stich wieder gelassen, oder? Gerade am 30.9. hast du Schluss gemacht...
Naja, hoffentlich geht's dir gut, meinem Freund!
Bis aufs nächste dann! :-)

11:53 vorm.  
Blogger Jacky said...

I love it!

1:56 vorm.  
Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

Mitchell's translation is great. I am a Rilke disciple; he is beyond desciption. And the Sonnets to Orpheus rank in the 1%. I often quote them on my blog and even read from one at a funeral.

4:50 nachm.  
Blogger Cocaine Jesus said...

castor oh castor, where for art thou?

10:25 vorm.  
Blogger Will said...

Next summer, the Glimmerglass 0pera Festival is doing five operas and a film on the Orpheus myth. It is radically more intense programming than we usually get here in the U.S. and I can't wait.

The operas are Monteverdi's ORFEO, Gluck's ORFEO ED EURIDICE, Haydn's L'ANIMA DEL FILOSOFO, Offenbach's ORPHEE AUX ENFERS and Philip Glass's ORPHEE on a double bill with the Cocteau film that inspired it.

I hope we'll see your entire Orpheus series, Hans. You know what I think about your work and this first painting is very powerful.

3:32 vorm.  
Blogger Prmod Bafna said...

Absolutely beautiful and one amazing painting!! Long time no post?! hope all is fine :)

9:49 vorm.  
Blogger Jacky said...

Castor,

Are you OK?

I miss you!

3:15 vorm.  
Blogger Prmod Bafna said...

Hey Castor! Haven't heard form you in quite a while! Hope all is fine :)

3:12 nachm.  
Blogger NMAMFQLMSH said...

As always I love your drawings.
JJ

11:41 nachm.  
Blogger Ryan said...

just got the message today u will b missed my friend glad 2 have got 2 know u and call u my uncle.

RIP My Friend

Love Ryan & Mikey

3:17 vorm.  
Blogger Prmod Bafna said...

It was shocking when i got the message, it was quite an abrupt departure. you will be missed deeply. RIP dearest friend as you follow the light. :(

10:33 vorm.  
Blogger RIC said...

My dearest friend Hans,

Today I received the saddest message in Lisbon.
Forgive me, my dear Hans, but I didn't know. I am in pain.
You will remain in my heart, and there you will always live. Forever.
Your marvellous art will tell your history many, many times, again and again.
Your family, to which I am so grateful for the fact that I was sent the message, is your natural continuation, and in honour will be thinking of you.
Exactly as we all are, your blogger friends, who had the raised honour to have become acquainted with you.
Be dearly greeted, dear friend!

R. I. P.

I've known you so briefly, but I miss you so much.

12:21 nachm.  
Blogger red one said...

Goodbye Castor.

I knew you only from your blog, where art and life were never separated. Thank you for your political passion, your commitment to peace and justice, your anti-fascism and your solidarity with those fighting for a better world. That commitment showed in the art you posted on this blog. Thank you also for the poetry and history you posted here. I am sorry we have lost you. But I am glad you have left your blog for us to look at and think and remember.

My condolences to all Castor's real-life friends and family. RIP Castor.

2:02 nachm.  
Blogger Will said...

I had been trying to get information on how you were, dear Hans, and yesterday came the sad announcement that you were gone.

In the summer of 2005, Hans met Fritz and me near the Vienna State Opera House and asked what we'd like to see on our free afternoon in Vienna. I said that he knew the city and we didn't -- what would he like to show us? Knowing our interests, he said the Theater Museum! I had no idea there was one in Vienna and it turned out to be filled with treasures.

On our way back to meeting our group, he insisted we had to spend at least a quick quarter hour in The American Bar, designed by Adolf Loos in 1910 and unchanged since. Over our beers we realized that the seemingly extensive bar rich in tortoise shell panels lit from behind and other art nouveau ornamentation was really a tiny, cosy hole in the wall visually expanded by the clever deployment of mirrors and soft lighting. We'd never have found it without Hans. He was so very knowledgable and also warm, enthusiastic and welcoming.

Farewell, Hans, and and may the light there always be perfect for painting and drawing!

2:06 nachm.  
Blogger NMAMFQLMSH said...

Hi sweetie,
I'm having a hard time. I wish I had known sooner but really what good would it have done. Thank you Castor. I will be forever grateful and proud to hold a place in your gallery.
All my love and forever seeing you,
JJ

2:57 nachm.  
Blogger SJ said...

Goodbye friend it was nice knowing you .

2:42 nachm.  
Blogger X. Dell said...

Forget resting in peace, Castor. Raise hell.

6:46 nachm.  
Blogger NMAMFQLMSH said...

Yeah I'm with X-Dell...raise hell.
Miss you much my friend.
JJ

7:07 nachm.  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

I'm so sorry to hear, I didn't find out till I popped over to CJs. Caster were ever your spirit is your lively mind and your wonderful creativity will live on.

2:19 nachm.  
Blogger Bang Bang Brasil said...

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Deseja to all.
That all the hearts, can receive the right to love and be loved. E that the light that enchants a life, either the guide who in the light one to find ours another half. Só.assim we will be happy. Happy Christmas!
Dady Bang

1:14 nachm.  
Blogger ElovesU said...

I have been spending the last weeks remembering all the great things you have said to me. You were and are a great person looking after every single one of your friends, you inspired many. you gave many so much hope. I couldnt find the words to tell you how much i love you and how much I will miss you. Today i came to the conclusion that up in heaven you know how i feel about you. Castor you will forever be in my heart and your art on my wall.

MY LOVE FOR YOU WILL NOT DISSAPEAR OVER TIME>

LOVE ALLWAYS
E

STAY PINK OLD PAL

1:52 vorm.  
Blogger ElovesU said...

I have been spending the last weeks remembering all the great things you have said to me. You were and are a great person looking after every single one of your friends, you inspired many. you gave many so much hope. I couldnt find the words to tell you how much i love you and how much I will miss you. Today i came to the conclusion that up in heaven you know how i feel about you. Castor you will forever be in my heart and your art on my wall.

MY LOVE FOR YOU WILL NOT DISSAPEAR OVER TIME>

LOVE ALLWAYS
E

STAY PINK OLD PAL

1:52 vorm.  
Blogger Michele said...

Your work is so amazing...it really is full of emotion and pathos...

10:43 vorm.  
Blogger Ricercar said...

hey! how are you? long time ...

6:33 vorm.  
Blogger SJ said...

Why did you go away to a place I can't reach you? :(

12:53 nachm.  
Blogger JJ said...

Still miss you like hell.
oxox
JJ

7:48 nachm.  
Blogger Ryan said...

its been a year since i got the news and i still missing you! always will much has happen wish my uncle was here for me 2 talk 2. much love always!

8:51 nachm.  
Blogger Premio consuelo para Lucía Folino said...

beautiful translation, but not lost in translation.

5:15 nachm.  
Blogger ElovesU said...

No one will ever stop missing you.

LOVE
E

6:28 nachm.  
Blogger A Bear in the Woods said...

I miss you today.
I know that wherever you are, you are doing good in the universe.

7:00 vorm.  
Blogger Grace said...

Thinking of you Castor :-)

9:33 vorm.  
Blogger Angel said...

I Am Thankful to have had a friend like you, I will be thinking of you during this thanksgiving.

Love n Peace

12:08 vorm.  
Blogger Ryan said...

miss u my friend merry christmas!

2:57 nachm.  
Blogger Angel said...

Another christmas without you is another year of feeling alone. I miss you my friend. May you be watching over us up there and may you be scoring every second of the day.

love ya
Angel

5:52 vorm.  
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12:42 nachm.  
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10:34 nachm.  
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4:46 vorm.  
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2:48 nachm.  
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