Reflection on Reflection #6


I have been one acquainted with the night,
I have walked out in rain – and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.

I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.

One luminary clock against the sky
Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.
I have been one acquainted with the night.

– Robert Frost
(Acquainted with the Night, 1928)

Reflection on Reflection #5

“All my life I’ve felt on the outside, wherever I am – out of the picture, the conversation, at a distance, as though I were the only one able to hear the sounds or words that others can’t, and deaf to the words that they hear. As if I’m outside the frame, on the other side of a huge, invisible window.”
– Delphine de Vigan (No and Me, 2010)


“I’m a picture without a frame. A poem without a rhyme. A sun without fire. I am a gun without bullets. I am the truth without someone to hear it. I am a feeling without someone to feel it. This is who I am.”
– pleasefindthis (I Wrote This For You, 2011)

Reflection on Reflection #2

Reflection on Reflection #2

With your sheets like metal and your belt like lace,
And your deck of cards missing the jack and the ace,
And your basement clothes and your hollow face,
Who among them can think he could outguess you?
With your silhouette when the sunlight dims
Into your eyes where the moonlight swims,
And your match-book songs and your gypsy hymns,
Who among them would try to impress you?

– Bob Dylan
(Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands, 1966)