Blanchot goes Islam

I've said before that every craftsman
searches for what's not there
to practice his craft.

A builder looks for the rotten hole
where the roof caved in. A water-carrier
picks the empty pot. A carpenter
stops at the house with no door.

Workers rush toward some hint
of emptiness, which they then
start to fill. Their hope, though,
is for emptiness, so don't think
you must avoid it. It contains
what you need!
Dear soul, if you were not friends
with the vast nothing inside,
why would you always be casting you net
into it, and waiting so patiently?

This invisible ocean has given you such abundance,
but still you call it "death",
that which provides you sustenance and work.
--Rumi VI (1369-1420)


Blogger Susanne Christensen said...

Hæ? Du Martin, du klarer Stig Sæterbakken-lookalike konkurrencen som en mis, tror jeg.

July 29, 2005 6:26 pm  
Blogger mrtn said...

Faktisk er SS på dagen 15 år ældre end mig. Siger du at jeg ser 15 år ældre ud?

July 29, 2005 6:30 pm  
Blogger Susanne Christensen said...

Åja, men det klæder dig! Erh ... Det er nok bare måden lyset faldet på ... noget ... noget ... sådant.

July 29, 2005 6:59 pm  

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