June 19, 2006

of a sort of emotional anemia

dear ingmar,

i have a little snippet of a poem for you.

like a skein of loose silk blown against a wall
she walks by the railing of a path in kensington gardens,
and she is dying piece-meal
of a sort of emotional anemia.
-- "the garden" by ezra pound


i'm working a bit too much, i think. this weekend i'll be in new york. in two weeks i'll be leaving for tibet. i'm reading sculpting in time and it's so well-written that i have to set it down every few pages to catch my breath. the days have gotten hotter, i have three months before i move to paris, and the year seems to be flying by.

at night, i think of bottles trying to catch the rain leaking in from the unpatched roof. what do you think about?



--j

2 Comments:

Blogger Rob said...

Tibet is not everyone's immediate choice of a place to visit (I'd go but I study Tibetan and have been going to Tibet House in Barcelona) for the last few years). So what made you choose Tibet?

Hope you love it anyway. I'd love to go one day. Have you any ideas where you'll go in Tibet? Lhasa, obviously, but anywhere else.

9:00 AM  
Blogger -- j said...

i am going to tibet as a spiritual pilgrimmage/affirmation of sorts. although it will be somewhat of a "vacation" i am mainly going to visit a few friends of mine...and when i say friends, i mean, medicinal practioners whom i've come to know somewhat out of coincidence. i'm not quite sure of the actual towns because though i will be in lhasa, i'm planning to spend most of my time on the outskirts and in the more rural areas. i have someone taking me around so it's easier...

8:37 PM  

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