Wednesday, January 23, 2013

judge not.

"Both pray to the same God, and each invokes his aid against the other. It may seem strange that any men should dare to ask a just God's assistance in wringing their bread from the sweat of other men's faces, but let us judge not, that we be not judged."

-abraham lincoln.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

the old poets of china

wherever i am, the world comes after me.
it offers me its busyness.  it does not believe
that i do not want it.  now i understand
why the old poets of china went so far and high
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.

-mary oliver.