Thursday, June 11, 2009

does not give interviews

Cy Twombly [born 1928] was inspired by Rilke's [1875-1926] poem "Les Roses."

Let’s not talk about you.
You are ineffable by nature.
Other flowers decorate the table
that you transfigure.
One puts you into a simple vase—,
and everything changes;
it’s perhaps the same phrase
but sung by an angel.

Earlier references to Twombly here, to Rilke here.