The Museum Of Desire

So much is there,
so much that someone wanted once,
that no one wants now.
And each of the visitors
is thinking of the thing
he loves least: the ugly child,
the sweetheart grown fat and stupid.
In this wing, the girl,
rich and unappreciated, who wants
nothing more than to resemble
her own portrait;
in that, the boy
who runs to catch the ball
and runs and runs
but does not catch it.
And in his office,
the curator, a man sunk
in age, in the depth of his sorrow,
his beautiful manners.
As he sips his coffee,
a light inside the cup
bathes his face;
it is the world,
and the world is burning.

—David Kirby


Published in: on January 14, 2010 at 8:36 AM  Comments (2)  

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  1. Hi, sorry for this offtopic question but i dont find the RSS Feed Link to add this Blog to my Feedreader. Could you please give me the URL? Thanks a lot.

    Greetings from Switzerland

    • Hi Franz,

      This should do for the RSS feed:


      There’s usually an RSS feed symbol on the right end of the browser’s url window, but that may not be true in all cases. Ahh, Switzerland! When I need to get away from everything and everybody, I used to go to a little place called Grindlewald. Do you know it?

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