Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Zanne Mack is Ready to Dance on her Birthday

Trading in one iron horse for another.

Sixty-one years
and I still don't know
Anything I wanted more than love
I might not get what I want,
But I'll have what I need

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Kahlil Gibran On Houses

photo © Mark Butkus 2017
Your house shall be not an anchor but a mast.

Then a mason came forth and said, Speak to us of Houses.
     And he answered and said:
     Build of your imaginings a bower in the wilderness ere you build a house within the city walls.
     For even as you have home-comings in your twilight, so has the wanderer in you, the ever distant and alone.
     Your house is your larger body.
     It grows in the sun and sleeps in the stillness of the night; and it is not dreamless. Does not your house dream? and dreaming, leave the city for a grove or hill-top?

Friday, August 2, 2019

Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam

photo © Mark Butkus 2011
The brief sum of life forbids us the hope of enduring long. – Horace

They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate:
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate.