Sunday, August 5, 2018

life's splendor

Life's splendor forever lies in wait 
about each one of us in all its fullness, 
but veiled from view, deep down,
 invisible, far off. It is there, though, 
not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. 
If you summon it by the right word, 
by its right name, it will come.

  ~ Franz Kafka
from Diaries, 1910 1923
 with thanks to whiskey river