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Good Friday, 1613. Riding Westward

By John Donne  
    Let mans Soule be a Spheare, and then, in this,
    The intelligence that moves, devotion is,
    And as the other Spheares, by being growne
    Subject to forraigne motion, lose their owne,
    And being by others hurried every day,
    Scarce in a yeare their naturall forme obey:
    Pleasure or businesse, so, our Soules admit
    For their first mover, and are whirld by it.
    Hence is't, that I am carryed towards the West
    This day, when my Soules forme bends toward the East.
    There I should see a Sunne, by rising set,
    And by that setting endlesse day beget;
    But that Christ on this Crosse, did rise and fall,
    Sinne had eternally benighted all.
    Yet dare I'almost be glad, I do not see
    That spectacle of too much weight for mee.
    Who sees Gods face, that is selfe life, must dye;
    What a death were it then to see God dye?
    It made his owne Lieutenant Nature shrinke,
    It made his footstoole crack, and the Sunne winke.
    Could I behold those hands which span the Poles,
    And tune all spheares at once peirc'd with those holes?
    Could I behold that endlesse height which is
    Zenith to us, and our Antipodes,
    Humbled below us? or that blood which is
    The seat of all our Soules, if not of his,
    Made durt of dust, or that flesh which was worne
    By God, for his apparell, rag'd, and torne?
    If on these things I durst not looke, durst I
    Upon his miserable mother cast mine eye,
    Who was Gods partner here, and furnish'd thus
    Halfe of that Sacrifice, which ransom'd us?
    Though these things, as I ride, be from mine eye,
    They'are present yet unto my memory,
    For that looks towards them; and thou look'st towards mee,
    O Saviour, as thou hang'st upon the tree;
    I turne my backe to thee, but to receive
    Corrections, till thy mercies bid thee leave.
    O thinke mee worth thine anger, punish mee,
    Burne off my rusts, and my deformity,
    Restore thine Image, so much, by thy grace,
    That thou may'st know mee, and I'll turne my face.…


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We are passionate artists and art lovers with wide ranging tastes and interests. Our long range project is the creation of 'aegian' as an aesthetic hermaphrodite, trying to express the many facets of their being.

While his better half prefers to remain mysterious until she has decided how to start our journal, Mr A admits to having a London degree in Botany & Zoology and owning a succession of film and digital cameras. I am the man behind the lens, so there may not be many images of me submitted. We love beauty and I search for it amongst the mundane backgrounds of everyday reality as well as at fabulous gardens like the ones seen in some gallery pictures.

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imagination-heart 1 day ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favorite!  :)
Thank you very much for the llama :D
imagination-heart 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama!  :)
wajdanali Apr 6, 2014  Student Artist
thanks for the llama badge
Lethus1 Apr 5, 2014  Student Writer
Hi aeigan - I've been asked by someone on NTT to, I quote 'pass on my regards, and come back already'. =) Hope you're both well! 
Hi Lethus1, this is Mrs a. It was Mr a who first replied to you. It's really kind of you to come on here and ask how we are. Please thank whoever sent the main message. It's really lovely to feel wanted! Sorry to have been away but things have been really hectic this end. I do miss everyone on NTT and wish them all well. I didn't leave because of guigal, whom I liked, or anything, just because that's how things turned out. Give the person our love and take care. Mrs A.
Lethus1 Apr 6, 2014  Student Writer
Excellent, I shall do! FWIW I can sympathise with Mr A's position. Would you or Mr A mind if I copied and pasted your replies, or would you prefer me to paraphrase? Also, given what he mentioned wrt to encouraging people to visit here, would you want me to link to your profile in the appropriate thread?
On behalf of both us I don't mind your quoting Mrs a* at all. Personally, I don't really want to offend guigal, who should be told that in my [Mr a*'s] reply the term 'people like' should have had 'but not including' added to it. What I'm interested in is making the art available to as wide a public as possible. Viewing is, after all, free. On warm sunny days the 'art' is what we are both doing as often as not. This is our 'Abstractions' folder… which includes at least one (disputed) Martin Wolk and several 'fakes', tributes, etc.
Oh, we haven't exactly done a 'great flounce' or anything. It's just that Mrs a*, your principal correspondent, is devoting a lot of time to the letter/comment pages on the Financial Times where people are beginning to take her seriously, and I spend my time produce the 'art' which appears in our galleries and is taken seriously here. It's not that they didn't take us seriously on NTT, but some people there seemed lacking in self reflection and had fixed ideas that seemed to run on rails, unstoppable and barely even divertable.

There are only so many times we're willing to tell people like guigal that the parody of true religious faith which they attack so vigorously and remorsely is nobbut a strawman, and that the parody of 'science' they seem to 'believe' in is in fact a cult called 'scientism' which holds that the physical sciences can explain everything that needs explaining, an argument we have exploded many times to no avail.

These people should visit us here and see what is really going on. I hope you will encourage them to do so.
KunYKA Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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