The body in the invisible
Familiar room accepts the gift
Of sleep, and for a while is still;
Instead of will, it lives by drift
In the great night that gathers up
The earth and sky. Slackened, unbent,
Unwanting, without fear or hope,
The body rests beyond intent.
Sleep is the prayer the body prays,
Breathing in unthought faith the Breath
That through our worry-wearied days
Preserves our rest, and is our truth.
From the 1990 selection of Sabbath poems.
Who doesn’t have their mind bent with surrealism? Dream a little dream and draw autonomically.
I visited the Speed Art Museum (http://www.speedmuseum.org) in Louisville with my friend Kathy yesterday and saw works by German Expressionists, Surrealists and a few Jackson Pollocks. All on loan from the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University.
It was intellectually inspiring, being able to trace revolutions from the late 1800’s to 1950. (http://www.speedmuseum.org/exhibitions/picasso-to-pollock-modern-masterworks-from-the-eskenazi-museum-of-art/)
I walked away with desire and feeling lucky.