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Friday, July 15, 2011

Nature Assigns the Sun

(Blue Star by Joan Miró, 1893-1983,
Spanish painter, ceramist, and sculptor)

“A wish for friendship may arise quickly,” says Aristotle in Nicomachean Ethics, “but friendship does not.”

You cannot plan or design a friendship.

Nature assigns the Sun —
That — is Astronomy —
Nature cannot enact a Friend —
That — is Astrology

~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), American poet

1 comment:

submitting Mary V said...

A poem from my star of a sister and a star to many in her orbit.
I am the remnant / of an ancient sun,/ a spilled star.
Now I feel the dust / of other ancient orbs / drift toward me.
I am the daughter / of an ancient lake / pulled to shore/ by unknowing net.
Left to dream in waves.
One wave returns,/ cup in hand.
I am the branch / of an ancient hawk/ blinded by greed/ and tied to a stake / of fear.
Now glims of light / flick dead skin/away.
I begin to comprehend.

Barbara Mangogna+2011
August 4, 2002