Archives - April 2008
April 1, 2008
Think where man's glory most begins and ends,
And say my glory was I had such friends.
April 2, 2008
In my room, the world is beyond my understanding;
But when I walk I see that it consists of three or four hills and a cloud.
April 3, 2008
I want to be famous in the way a pulley is famous,
or a buttonhole, not because it did anything spectacular,
but because it never forgot what it could do.
April 4, 2008
The Grizzly Bear is huge and wild;
He has devoured the infant child.
The infant child is not aware
It has been eaten by a bear.
April 5, 2008
What's the earth
With all its art, verse, music, worth ---
Compared with love, found, gained, and kept?
April 6, 2008
deeds cannot dream what dreams can do
time is a tree (this life one leaf)
but love is the sky and i am for you
just so long and long enough
April 7, 2008
Stop and consider! Life is but a day;
A fragile dew-drop on its perilous way
From a tree's summit.
April 8, 2008
When trouble haunts me, need I sigh?
No, rather smile away despair;
April 9, 2008
What is Spring? ---
Growth in everything.
April 10, 2008
Dreams --- are well --- but Waking's better,
If One wake at morn ---
If One wake at Midnight --- better ---
Dreaming --- of the Dawn ---
April 11, 2008
For solitude sometimes is best society,
And short retirement urges sweet return.
April 12, 2008
Folded eyes see brighter colours than the open ever do.
April 13, 2008
Time past and time future
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.
April 14, 2008
You changed the topography.
Where valleys were,
there are now mountains.
Where deserts were,
there now are seas.
April 15, 2008
When Love's delirium haunts the glowing mind,
Limping Decorum lingers far behind.
April 16, 2008
Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls.
For, thus friends absent speak.
April 17, 2008
He sang of love, with quiet blending,
Slow to begin, and never ending;
Of serious faith, and inward glee;
That was the song, --- the song for me!
April 18, 2008
Thought is a man in his wholeness wholly attending.
April 19, 2008
Words are found responsible
all you can do is choose them
to remain silent.
April 20, 2008
Behold, I do not give lectures or a little charity,
When I give I give myself.
April 21, 2008
I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's;
I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
April 22, 2008
There is no going back,
For standing still means death, and life is moving on,
Moving on towards death. But sometimes standing still is also life.
April 23, 2008
There is no news in fear
but in the end it's fear
that drowns you.
April 24, 2008
The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.
April 25, 2008
Each body has its art, its precious prescribed
Pose, that even in passion's droll contortions, waltzes,
Or push of pain or when a grief has stabbed,
Or hatred hacked is its, and nothing else's.
April 26, 2008
I love all waste
And solitary places; where we taste
The pleasure of believing what we see
Is boundless, as we wish our souls to be.
April 27, 2008
I have remained resentful to this day
When any but myself presumed to say
That there was anything I couldn't be.
April 28, 2008
Sir, I admit your general rule,
That every poet is a fool,
But you yourself may serve to show it,
That every fool is not a poet.
April 29, 2008
There lives more faith in honest doubt,
Believe me, than in half the creeds.
April 30, 2008
Sweet love of youth, forgive if I forget thee
While the World's tide is bearing me along:
Sterner desires and darker hopes beset me,
Hopes which obscure but cannot do thee wrong.