Lake of Mind

“The lake of my mind, unbroken by oars, heaves placidly and soon sinks into an oily somnolence…”

The Waves

Virginia Woolf


Three Worlds (1955),  MC Escher


The Fate of Leaves

Photo: Chema Madoz




No one, not even God, can put back a leaf on to a tree
once it has fallen off.

And no one, not God nor Christ nor any other
can put back a human life into connection with the living
once the connection has been broken
and the person has become finally self-centred.

Death alone, through the long process of disintegration
can melt the detached life back
through the dark Hades at the roots of the tree
into the circulating sap, once more, of the tree of life.


D.H. Lawrence