Friday, 19 October 2007

Fiat lux

Googlebot has finally released Voce di Tenore from the outer darkness. Says Mr. Shelley...

Ten thousand columns in that quivering light
Distinct, between whose shafts wound far away
The long and labyrinthine aisles, more bright
With their own radiance than the Heaven of Day;
And on the jasper walls around there lay
Paintings, the poesy of mightiest thought,
Which did the Spirit's history display;
A tale of passionate change, divinely taught,
Which, in their wingèd dance, unconscious Genii wrought.

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Ten thousand flowers in spring...

Plácido Domingo conducting Erwin Schrott
Puerto Rico, October 9, 2007

Ten thousand flowers in spring,
the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer,
snow in winter.
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.

The Wu-Men Kuan