Archives - April 2009
April 1, 2009
The mind --- is not the heart.
I may yet live, as I know others live,
To wish in vain to let go with the mind ---
Of cares, at night, to sleep; but nothing tells me
That I need learn to let go with the heart.
April 2, 2009
We never know how high we are
Till we are asked to rise
And then if we are true to plan
Our statures touch the skies
April 3, 2009
We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love's light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.
April 4, 2009
To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.
April 5, 2009
Ironically, you thrill
Me not with goodness, but with thundering verse.
April 6, 2009
A still small voice spake unto me,
"Thou art so full of misery,
Were it not better not to be?"
April 7, 2009
The loss of love is a terrible thing;
They lie who say that death is worse.
April 8, 2009
The poet and the dreamer are distinct,
Diverse, sheer opposite, antipodes.
The one pours out a balm upon the world,
The other vexes it.
April 9, 2009
Light is more important than the lantern,
The poem more important than the notebook,
And the kiss more important than the lips.
April 10, 2009
But I love your feet
only because they walked
upon the earth and upon
the wind and upon the waters,
until they found me.
April 11, 2009
For us, there is only trying. The rest is not our business.
April 12, 2009
'Twas the apple that in Eden
Caused our father's primal fall;
And the Trojan War, remember ---
'Twas an apple caused it all.
So for weeks I've hesitated,
You can guess the reason why,
For I want to tell my darling
She's the apple of my eye.
April 13, 2009
When I am frayed and strained and drizzle at the end
Please someone cut a square and put me in a quilt
That I might keep some child warm
And some old person with no one else to talk to
Will hear my whispers
April 14, 2009
Oh how I once loved tuna salad
Pork and lobsters, lamb chops too
'Til I stopped and looked at dinner
From the dinner's point of view.
April 15, 2009
All that he did was to remember
Like the old and be honest like children.
April 16, 2009
Imagine if your precious nose
were sandwiched in between your toes,
that clearly would not be a treat,
for you'd be forced to smell your feet.
April 17, 2009
I would liken you
To a night without stars
Were it not for your eyes.
I would liken you
To a sleep without dreams
Were it not for your songs.
April 18, 2009
It's in her nature
to fear failure
but not to let that fear
April 19, 2009
I have heard of reasons manifold
Why Love must needs be blind,
But this the best of all I hold, ---
His eyes are in his mind.
April 20, 2009
I am everywhere,
I suffer and move, my mind and my heart move
With all that move me
April 21, 2009
Like the water
of a deep stream,
love is always too much.
April 22, 2009
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.
April 23, 2009
I never saw so sweet a face
As that I stood before:
My heart has left its dwelling-place
And can return no more.
April 24, 2009
Never try to trick me with a kiss
Pretending that the birds are here to stay
April 25, 2009
When such as I cast out remorse
So great a sweetness flows into the breast
We must laugh and we must sing,
We are blest by everything,
Everything we look upon is blest.
April 26, 2009
If soul may look and body touch,
Which is the more blest?
April 27, 2009
I have drunken deep of joy,
And I will taste no other wine to-night.
April 28, 2009
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
April 29, 2009
O Reader! had you in your mind
Such stores as silent thought can bring,
O gentle Reader! you would find
A tale in everything.
April 30, 2009
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.