Sunday, May 3, 2009

Being Inspired by Others


By gates of Eden, Angel, gentle,
Shone with his softly drooped head,
And Demon, gloomy and resentful
Over the hellish crevasse flapped.

The spirit of qualm and negation
Looked at another one – of good,
And fire of the forced elation
First time he vaguely understood.

"I’ve seen you," he enunciated, -
"And not in vain you’ve sent me light:
Not all in heaven I have hated,
Not all in world I have despised."

--Alexander Pushkin


The Write Girl said...

Beautiful music Judith and a very intriguing poem. Thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoy your Sunday.

judith ellis said...

Bach and Pushkin are favorites. I'm happy you like them both. I too hope you are enjoying your Sunday! The weather here in Michigan is most beautiful and I have spent the morning and afternoon with family and friends, as is our Sunday custom.