Friday, January 30, 2009


An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him.

Zig Ziglar

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sandburg thoughts

Carl Sandburg (1878–1967). Smoke and Steel. 1922.
V. Mist Forms
1. Calls
BECAUSE I have called to you
as the flame flamingo calls,
or the want of a spotted hawk
is called—
because in the dusk
the warblers shoot the running
waters of short songs to the
homecoming warblers—
the cry here is wing to wing
and song to song—

I am waiting,
waiting with the flame flamingo,
the spotted hawk, the running water
waiting for you

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Two Trees

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep Sea, and music in its roar:

I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Lord Byron