weggehen

1 June, 2009 at 7:28 pm (art, blue-eyed crow, poem, Uncategorized, work) (, , , , , , , , )

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I was thinking about the process of art – I love how poet Hilde Domin talks about being deeply immersed in her writing, then stepping back.  From a poem of hers:

Man muß weggehen können
und doch sein wie ein Baum:
als bliebe die Wurzel im Boden,
als zöge die Landschaft und wir ständen fest

(my not-very-poetic translation:
One must be able to go away
and yet be like a tree:
as if the roots remained in the ground,
as if the landscape moved and we stood fast)

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