Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Six Images In Search Of An Exhibition XIV

Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840): Landscapes Of The Soul

Before Sunrise, 1830-34

Hill and Ploughed Field Near Dresden, 1824

The Garden Terrace, 1811-12

Evening, 1824

The Evening Star, 1830-35

Moonrise over the Sea, 1821

By intuition, Mightiest Things
Assert themselves — and not by terms —
"I'm Midnight" — need the Midnight say —
"I'm Sunrise" — Need the Majesty?

Omnipotence — had not a Tongue —
His lisp — is Lightning — and the Sun —
His Conversation — with the Sea —
"How shall you know"?
Consult your Eye!

Emily Dickinson

Musique Du Jour: Symphoniae (Spiritual Songs), Hildegard von Bingen