Juliania’s heart-warming icon depicting ‘Saint Francis and the Wolf’; she said that the wolf is promising not to eat the sheep, and the
rabbit is looking a bit worried. :-)
My offering is a poem by Tomas Tranströmer, who received the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature.
The Half-Finished Heaven
Despondency breaks off its course.
Anguish breaks off its course.
The vulture breaks off its flight.
The eager light streams out,
even the ghosts take a draught.
And our paintings see daylight,
our red beasts of the ice-age studios.
Everything begins to look around.
We walk in the sun in hundreds.
Each man is a half-open door
leading to a room for everyone.
The endless ground under us.
The water is shining among the trees.
The lake is a window into the earth.
Tomas Tranströmer: “The Music Says Freedom Exists”