The petroglyph remains

The petroglyph remains outside consciousness. Its antithesis, the hymn, immediately disappears, like the voice, the very moment it is produced. Like time, it is no longer there straightaway, immediately, as soon as it is there, inasmuch as it is there (wie die Zeit, unmittelbar nicht mehr da, indem sie da ist). (Derrida: ‘glas’)

These things, these things were here and but the beholder 
  Wanting; which two when they once meet, 
The heart rears wings bold and bolder 
  And hurls for him, O half hurls earth for him off under his feet.
(Gerard Manley HopkinsHurrahing in Harvest)

Meine Augen sind auf, doch ich sehe nicht raus.
Ich schaue hinein, will verinnerlicht sein.
Schalt das Innerlicht ein, was wird da wohl sein?
Was drang in mich ein?

(Friedrich von SchillerSehnsucht – see here for full text and a translation)


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