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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Silent River


Some time when the river is ice ask me
mistakes I have made. Ask me whether
what I have done is my life. Others
have come in their slow way into
my thought, and some have tried to help
or to hurt: ask me what difference
their strongest love or hate has made.

I will listen to what you say.
You and I can turn and look
at the silent river and wait. We know
the current is there, hidden; and there
are comings and goings from miles away
that hold the stillness exactly before us.
What the river says, that is what I say.
William Stafford
Photo taken in Englishtown,NJ

Monday, February 8, 2010

conformity



“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”

JFK
Buck's Mill Road Colts Neck, NJ


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Diversity

“When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.”

JFK
Inspired by the addage that no two snowflakes are the same.