By Edith Södergran
Translated by David McDuff
All my castles of air have melted like snow,
all my dreams have run out like water,
of all that I loved I have only left
a blue sky and a few pale stars.
The wind moves softly among the trees.
The emptiness rests. The water is silent.
The old spruce tree stands awake and thinks
about the white cloud he kissed in a dream.
Poem discovered via hibernate at this site. It makes me think of Denethor and Faramir, I think because of the tree and the stars and the dreams running out like water.
fannish5: What five characters do you find the most interesting and why? Boromir, Severus Snape, Kira Nerys, Lex Luthor, the Devil. In all cases, I think, because I am fascinated by characters in need of redemption/absolution for something. There are many other reasons I admire them individually but that's what they have in common, along with intelligence, tenaciousness and passion.
Speaking of passion, this is not what it sounds like but it is still my single favorite Yahoo! headline ever
Had busy day playing catch-up from which I am not yet caught up. (beeej, I owe you a beta, and perkypaduan, I owe you your birthday
GIP from a screen cap by seleneheart, who made my evening while writing aforementioned review, along with betareject who was so kind not to laugh me offline when I deserved it. I know there are a million other things, from thefridayfive to my son's mythology homework to the fact that I am now writing the stupidest Harry Potter story EVER (yes, really -- it involves a GIANT METEOR hitting the earth and no I am not kidding). But for now I must get to bed! Have a great weekend!