Saturday, February 6, 2016

Saturday ~ February 6, 2016

O gereration of the thoroughly smug and thoroughly uncomfortable,
I have seen fishermen picnicking in the sun,
I have seen them with untidy families,
I have seen their smiles full of teeth and heard ungainly laughter.
And I am happier than you are,
And they were happier than I am;
And the fish swim in the lake and do not even own clothing.

(Ezra Pound, 1885 - 1972)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thursday ~ February 5, 2016

When from our better selves
 we have too long
 Been parted by the hurrying
 world, and droop,
Sick of its business, of its
pleasures tired,
How gracious, how benign is

(William Wordsworth, 1770 - 1850)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tuesday ~ February 2, 2016

What are days for?
Days are where we live.
They come, they waken us
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in:
Where can we live but days?

(Phillip Larkin, 1922 - 1985)


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