Fav poems (excerpts):
DESIDERATA by MAX EHRMANN
"You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should."
A PSALM OF LIFE by WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
"Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.
Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each tomorrow
Find us farther than today."
FINIS by WARING CUNEY:
"Now that our love has drifted
To a quiet close,
Leaving the empty ache
That always follows when beauty goes;
Now that you and I,
Who stood tip-toe on earth
To touch our fingers to the sky,
Have turned away
To allow our little love to die -
Go dear, seek again the magic touch.
But if you are wise,
As I shall be wise,
You will not again
Love over much."
HELL GATE by A. E. HOUSMAN:
Many things I thought of then,
Battle, and the loves of men,
Cities entered, oceans crossed,
Knowledge gained and virtue lost,
Cureless folly done and said,
And the lovely way that led
To the slimepit and the mire
And the everlasting fire.
5L's OF LIFE:
Live Learn Love Laugh Lend
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- bluesphere of the milky way
- JoinedSeptember 1, 2012