Poetry, notes, and marginalia by William Michaelian
Oh William,wundervoll geschrieben, mehr Worte brauche ich nicht, meine Begeisterung ist groß!!!einen feinen Sonntag noch für dichlieb, Rachel
Rachel, your comment is a beautiful start to my day. Thank you!
This is great. I wonder sometimes from which vantage point we experience our world.
Anthony, thanks very much. I wonder too. I’d say that with any luck, both, or all of them.
"All life is figured by them as a Tree. Igdrasil, the Ash-tree of existence,has its roots deep-down in the kingdoms of Death: its trunk reaches up heaven-high, spreads its boughs over the whole Universe: it is the Treeof Existence. At the foot of it, in the Death-Kingdom, sit the threeFates - the Past, Present and Future; watering its roots from the Sacred Well. It's "bough," with their buddings and disleafings, - events,things suffered, things done, catastrophes, - stretch through all lands and times. Is not every leaf of it a biography, every fiber there an actor word? Its boughs are the Histories of Nations. The rustle of it is the noise of Human Existence, onwards from of old. .... I find nosimilitude so true as this of a Tree. Beautiful; altogether beautiful and great".- Thomas CarlyleBeautiful poem William,thank you.Aleksandra
Aleksandra, thank you for responding with this beautiful passage. I’m honored that you would include it here, and that you find meaning in the poem.
Very very authentic, William; trees are secrets by themselves as human unexpected...
Thank you, Rudhi. What you say about trees is true. And in a forest of people, it can be quite dark near the ground....
Great piece, William. I chuckled as I imagined you pummeling those doctors with cones; it's a funny image. Beautifully written.
Vatche, I really appreciate that. And I’m glad the humor registered. If I were really as morose as I sometimes sound, I think there would be little hope for me. But the fact is, I can be very happy when I’m writing about serious things, and sometimes I feel quite serious when I’m joking.
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