Saturday, January 14, 2017

Learn to understand your reasons. This is wisdom. Be free to obey your passions. That is love.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Marcelaise

When life is, literally, the search for lost time.

Dedalous

When life is a man's self-imposed exile from a country that never let him in.

Hamletesque

When life is a play something like the murder of a king put on by a prince as part of an elaborate attempt to avenge the death of his father.

Quixotic

When life is the story of a man who thinks he is a knight written by a man who thinks he is a novelist.

The hand is to the eye as the heart to the mind.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

William Carlos Wittgenstein

We make ourselves a picture
of

the red wheel
barrow.

If you can
actually

imagine the white
chickens,

we'll grant you
all the rest.

Art improves imagination.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Between the act and fact,
the seen and done, the concept
and emotion, between the feeling
and the thought, slips the image.

Wisdom is the stillness of the mind in which things are what they are.

Love is the movement of the heart through which we become ourselves.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The purpose of poetry is to make us feel better. A poem doesn't always make us feel good, but a good poem makes us better able to feel.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Friday, January 06, 2017

The need for a genius in any age is as regrettable as the need for a tyrant.

Genius is the tyranny of knowledge. A tyrant is a genius of power.

Thursday, January 05, 2017