Autumn Light, Stanley Park (VI)

Oak leaves, Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada. 24 October 2015. (Photo: Hendrik Slegtenhorst)

Oak leaves, Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada. 24 October 2015. (Photo: Hendrik Slegtenhorst)

If time were able to succumb to anesthesia,
It might be saved in that surgery of the ages,
Where physician gods take up the body
And gently place it under the scalpel,
And cut away the lust of durations, to keep
The tenderness that lies unsurely with
The anger of the depths.

from “Zeus at the Asclepieion,” Caravaggio’s Dagger

Annotation, borrowed from Chopin and from Jascha Spivakovsky

(with thanks to Douglas Penick):

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