"... like the veins on your ink-stained hand—
the birch all elbows, taking us in."

— Cynthia Zarin, from "Birch"


Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset, Marriage, 2004 (source)


"An angel has walked through the room—:
you, near the unopened book,
me once more.

Twice the heather finds nourishment.
Twice it fades."

— Paul Celan, "Highgate"

Translated by Michael Hamburger