Saturday, May 24, 2008

Seven Kinds Of Sadness: Part Five

The Corpse of Everything But Existence Itself (Redux)

György Eszter (Peter Fitz) - Werckmeister Harmonies (d. Bela Tarr, 2000)

What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water. Only
There is shadow under this rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

From The Wasteland by T. S. Eliot, 1922

Musique Du Jour: Orovela, Tsinandali Choir