Wednesday, March 05, 2008

"I would not think to touch the sky with two arms"

by Sappho, translated by Anne Carson
from If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho


Renee said...

"If only I could see a landscape as it is when I am not there. But when I am in any place I disturb the silence of heaven by the beating of my heart."
- by Simone Weil in Anne Carson's Decreaion "How Women...tell God"

Hi Emmy,this is Renee (your former student) from El Paso Tejas; I came across your blog in fortuitous manner. I hope I didn't invade...

emmy said...

hi renee,

thanks for sending this quote. it certainly captures so much that i identify with.

thank you, and hope you're doing well.