Thursday, January 8, 2009

Oudjaarsdag in Groningen

Hoe zei T.S. Eliot het ook alweer, in Little Gidding?

Midwinter spring is its own season
Sempiternal though sodden towards sundown,
Suspended in time, between pole and tropic.
When the short day is brightest, with frost and fire,
The brief sun flames the ice, on pond and ditches,
In windless cold that is the heart’s heat,
Reflecting in a watery mirror
A glare that is blindness in the early afternoon.