Donnerstag, 27. Juni 2013

light and shadow

if there opens up a room
for you beside another
and for him beside you
full of light
and space
in which you
can truly
and wholly
be yourself
light and shadow
in which you fall in love
with yourself, even
with yourself, imagine!
this you, you see in the mirror,
the other’s eyes become for you 

so sudden the vision of yourself
as you were meant to be -
in which he falls in love
with himself,
even himself, imagine!
the self, he sees in the mirror of your eyes -
so sudden the vision of himself
as he was meant
to be from all beginning -
if you see yourself
and him full of light
and shadow
you are free
all of a sudden
to give yourself to the universe

© Susanne Becker

Mittwoch, 19. Juni 2013

love is a place

love is a place
and through this place of love
(with brightened peace)
all places   e.e. cummings

love is a place
I have not found
yet I moved
around for 18065 days

did I ever look for it?

when I wanted to be loved
I thought I loved
another truly –
but what I saw was always
me, longing for innocence,
what I saw was
this question, deeply connected:
is it important
is it possible
to be loved by others
for who you are?

I could have asked:
is it possible
to love another
for who he is?
it is important
instead I tried to find me
and was not very good at it
I wanted to be alone,
to open the door – visit me
not because
love is a place

© Susanne Becker

Dienstag, 11. Juni 2013

10 interesting books/10 interessante Bücher

If I would go on vacation tomorrow, these were the books I'd be packing in my suitcase right now/Wenn ich morgen in Urlaub führe, wäre ich gerade dabei, meinen Koffer zu packen, dies wären die zehn Bücher, die ich mitnehmen würde:

Wer sich für Buchempfehlungen interessiert, hier noch ein paar Links zu verwandten Texten aus meinem Blog/If you are interested in book recommendations, here are some links to related posts from my blog:

© Susanne Becker