Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Rainer Maria Rilke

Poetry speaks to the soul, and this man speaks with the voice of my soul. Gone for 90 years now, and yet, his voice still echoes through space and time, the message resonating like the haunting song of a bird in the twilight.

You Who Never Arrived

You who never arrived
in my arms, Beloved, who were lost
from the start,
I don't even know what songs
would please you. I have given up trying
to recognize you in the surging wave of
the next moment. All the immense
images in me -- the far-off, deeply-felt
landscape, cities, towers, and bridges, and
unsuspected turns in the path,
and those powerful lands that were once
pulsing with the life of the gods--
all rise within me to mean
you, who forever elude me.

You, Beloved, who are all
the gardens I have ever gazed at,
longing. An open window
in a country house-- , and you almost
stepped out, pensive, to meet me.
Streets that I chanced upon,--
you had just walked down them and vanished.
And sometimes, in a shop, the mirrors
were still dizzy with your presence and,
startled, gave back my too-sudden image.
Who knows? Perhaps the same
bird echoed through both of us
yesterday, separate, in the evening...

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Full items plus new fb!

Here are some full items I have received home during the past one and a half year:

Thank you to both makers and returners! And now here is my latest creation, not quite HQ, but fun to make.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Promised review: The Theater of Dusk

I said I'll write a proper review for you, and I finally did. There you are:

The Theater of Dusk by Lizbeth Gabriel
Let me begin by saying The Theater of Dusk is not easy or light reading. Though humour isn’t completely absent, the writer deals with subjects which make most people uncomfortable. Pain, blood, suicide, abusive relationships, rape, deceit, greed, BDSM, power games, betrayal and death are dishes on the menu. Killers, vampires, demons and humans paint a fragmented canvas of red, black and grey. Obsession walks hand in hand with self-destruction; there are no easy answers and often no way out. But should you make it to the final curtain, Love will appear to guide you into the light. 

Is this book for you? I guess the real question is, can you embrace the dark and still find your way back home? If you want to kill a few hours, this isn’t what you’re looking for. If, on the other hand, darkness is a friend, then this little book will be a safe place. For those rare and genuinely dark souls out there, for the empaths, the open-minded and the eccentric, for all those who have fire-walked in their personal hells, The Theater of Dusk will be a rewarding experience.

Please note that due to its subject matter, this collection is recommended for mature readers. If you like the fact that 'here be dragons', you can find it here:


Wednesday, 17 February 2016

It's been a while...

...but last night I made two High Neat fbs! (Less than HQ, better than N&N). Here is number one: (Please click on the picture to see the large version:)

And here is number two:

Made while listening to Septicflesh. Don't try this at home, girls. ;)