Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Begin by beginning

Ducks and wild trees, courtesy of the Prisma app.

I dropped the ball on this blog some time ago; here's the restart. 
My table has a stack of books with poems bookmarked to share!
Begin by beginning...

Tonight I want you to see the stack of epigraphs which begin
The  2013 book of poems
By David Biespiel called Charming Gardeners.
It had not occurred to me to use a stack of epigraphs; 
I thought the author should choose one. 
But now that I have seen this, I am in!

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the
charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust

And when someday dogs chasing a bear
Burst into a crevasse and people of far- off generations
Decipher our angular letters on the wall ---
They will be amazed that we knew so many of the their own joys,
Though our futile palace has come to mean so little.

Czeslaw Milosz

Many such Eves of gentler whispering noise
  May we together pass and calmly try
What are this world's true joys---ere the great voice,
   From its fair face, shall bid our spirits fly.

John Keats

But Hell, I do like to write letters. Much easier than writing books.

Edward Abbey


See what I mean?????   June Hopper Hymas

Tomorrow, a poem......

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