Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Henry Miller: An Insect, A Flower ...




"An insect sometimes can teach me more than a man. And a flower still more."
Henry Miller, The Hamlet Letters, page 171.




the day is short
as is the life
of the dragonfly
Issa
translated by David G. Lanoue




best,
Don

PS Thanks again, Ed.

4 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Lana got some great photos of dragonflies on our latest park trip.

donnafleischer said...

What a rich juxtaposition of Miller and Issa. Timeless nature of the insect world intersecting with human imagination.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Charles:

Local park, or out of state?

Donna:

Many thanks, your observations are appreciated. I'd like to think that the point of intersection is a shared philosophical point of view.

Don

Ed Baker said...

speaking of Henry Miller

check out this 30 mins film Dinner with Henry 1979

this is at his place the girl is Brenda Venus who he is / was enamored of... he 87 (?) she 24 (??)

http://www.ubu.com/film/miller_dinner.html