December 22, 2011

On The Elegies and The Sonnets

Frigate on the Sea

The Elegies and The Sonnets support each other reciprocally, and I see it as an endless blessing that I, with the same breath, was able to fill both sails: the small, rust-colored sail of the sonnets and the great white canvas of the Elegies.

Letter to Witold Hulewicz
November 13, 1925

1 comment:

  1. I was struck by the fact that Aivazovsky's father taught him to play violin and helped him learn the Ukraine and Polish language. Can you imagine! Also, he gave back. To art and his community.Reciprocity.


"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night."

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Go ahead, bloom recklessly!