Abandoned

k16dscn0850A poem is never finished,
only abandoned.
– W. H.Auden, “quoting” Valéry

Aux yeux de ces amateurs d’inquiétude et de perfection, un ouvrage n’est jamais achevé, – mot qui pour eu n’a aucun sens, – mais abandonné; et cet abandon, qui le livre aux flammes ou au public (et qu’il soit l’effet de la lassitude ou de l’obligation de livrer), leur est une sorte d’accident, comparable à la rupture d’une réflexion, que la fatigue, le fâcheux, ou quelque sensation viennent rendre nulle.
– Paul Valéry, au sujet du Cimetière marin.

After a break, I find the blog needs a bit of a wash and brush up. Sorry for any quirks. And thanks for the kind messages in my absence.

Today You Are You

Today you are you! That is truer than true!
There is no one alive who is you-er than you!

− Dr. Seuss

Many happy returns to Laura on a very special birthday!

Peace


Nobody can bring you peace
but yourself.

− Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lightness

History is as light as individual human life,
unbearably light,
light as a feather, as dust swirling into the air,
as whatever will no longer exist tomorrow.

― Milan Kundera

Small

All difficult things have their origin
in that which is easy,
and great things
in that which is small.

− Lao Tzu

Respect

The final test of a gentleman
is his respect for those
who can be of no possible service to him.

— William Lyon Phelps

Sometimes

Sometimes I sits and thinks,
and sometimes I just sits.

— A.A.Milne