Anne Sexton at Home
Don’t have no effect on you—
But I’m gonna keep on at it
Till it drives you crazy, too.
Robert Rauschenberg’s handwritten draft of a statement on photography first published in Rauschenberg Photographs, Pantheon Books, New York, 1981. From the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives
Mahalia Jackson @ Newport Jazz Festival - 1958
C. S. Lewis
Mirrored: The Charles Bukowski Tapes by Barbet Schroder (1987)
From “The Lotos-Eaters”
Let us alone.
Time driveth onward fast,
And in a little while our lips are dumb.
Let us alone. What is it that will last?
All things are taken from us, and become
Portions and parcels of the dreadful past.
Let us alone. What pleasure can we have
To war with evil? Is there any peace
In ever climbing up the climbing wave?
All things have rest, and ripen toward the grave
In silence—ripen, fall, and cease:
Give us long rest or death, dark death, or dreamful ease.