The Ba Lunatic

"The powers of light were, however, by no means invariably successful in their struggles with the powers of darkness." - The Victories of Light Over Darkness

theantidote:

But this dark is deep:

now I warm you with my blood, listen

to this flesh.

It is far truer than poems.

Marina Tsvetaeva, from Poem of the End (translated by Elaine Feinstein)

(via awritersruminations:)

(via loklupau)

Bach - Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen - O Lamm Gottes unschuldig

hannibalsmusic:

Bach, Matthaus Passion : Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen - O Lamm Gottes unschuldig

Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Arnold Schoenberg Chor

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Chorus I
—Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen, sehet
Chorus II
—Wen?
Chorus I
—Den Bräutigam, seht ihn
Chorus II
—Wie?
Chorus I
—Als wie ein Lamm!

Chorale
O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig
Am Stamm des Kreuzes geschlachtet,
Sehet,—Was?—seht die Geduld,
Allzeit erfunden geduldig,
Wiewohl du warest verachtet
Seht—Wohin?—auf unsre Schuld;
All Sünd hast du getragen,
Sonst müßten wir verzagen
Sehet ihn aus Lieb und Huld
Holz zum Kreuze selber tragen!
Erbarm dich unser, o Jesu !

English translation
Сome ye daughters, share my mourning;
See Him! – Whom? – The Bridegroom Christ.
See Him! – How? A spotless Lamb.
See it! – What? – His patient love.
Look! – Look where? – On our guilt.
Look on Him. For love of us
He Himself His Cross is bearing.

O Lamb of God unspotted,
There slaughtered on the cross,
Serene and ever patient,
Though scorned and cruelly tortured.
All sin for our sake bearing,
Else would we die despairing
Have pity on us, o Jesus.

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Curious Touching by robert frank abplanalp

“The shadowy waves spurts through my ears and into my mind, composing a dark conscious and a devil upon my shoulder; only they are speaking in tongues of infuriation and complete sadness.”

—   (The Ba Lunatic) My Mind (via tormented-spirituality)
Examination of the Beast 2 by robert frank abplanalp
Adam et Eve (Ceux qui ont engendré la mort) by Roux, Marcel, 1878-1922 (graveur)
Roux, Marcel, 1878-1922 (graveur)
Sunken by robert frank abplanalp

“Today the full conscious realization of sex is even more important than the act itself”

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~ D.H. Lawrence

(from Michel Foucault's History of Sexuality Volume I: An Introduction, 1976)

(Source: realityayslum)