reprise

useless, meaningless, miserable

by on Mar.05, 2009, under Photography, quote

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ph/words: Audrey Tarkovsky

I dreamt of the quiet monastery cloister
with its enormous ancient oak tree
Suddenly I become aware of a flame rising up
at a point among the roots
and i realise that it is the flame
of many candles burning
in the secret underground recesses of the monastery
Two frightened yong nuns arrive
then the flame leaps high,
and i see that by now it is too late
to put out the fire-almost all the roots
have become burning embers.

I am deeply saddened by this,
and i try to imagine
what the cloister will be like
without the oak tree
it will be useless, meaningless, miserable

by Tarkovsky

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