Yet the stones remain less real to those who cannot name them, or read the mute syllables graven in silica. To see a red stone is less than seeing it as jasper – metamorphic quartz, cousin to the flint the Kiowa carved as arrowheads. To name is to know and remember. Sin embargo, las piedras se vuelven menos reales Para quienes no pueden nombrarlas ni leer Las mudas sílabas sepultadas en el sílice. Ver una piedra roja es menos que verla como jaspe, Metamórfico cuarzo, pariente del pedernal que los kiowa Tallaron como puntas de sus flechas. Nombrar es conocer y recordar.
(we gave) permission to do what we wanted.. .. It would be hard to imagine my work at that time (around 1956 – 1960, fh) without his (jasper Johns, fh) encouragement.Robert Rauschenberg
That minister of ministers,Imagination, gathers upThe undiscovered Universe,Like jewels in a jasper cup.john davidson
'A man who comes to be hanged,' pursued jasper, impartially, 'has the satisfaction of knowing that he has brought society to its last resource. He is a man of such fatal importance that nothing will serve against him but the supreme effort of law. In a way, you know, that is success.'george gissing
Oh, heaven without my Saviour Would be no heaven to me; Dim were the walls of jasper Rayless the crystal sea. He gilds earth's darkest valleys With light and joy and peace; What then must be the radiance When night and death shall cease?
Oh jasper. Will I have my arm in Heaven? Will I still be able to do that thing you like me to do...