Le Poem (April 2, 2012)
Each vowel grips the laboring oar with two hands; Each consonant shoulders two buckets of water.
No word can be added; No word can be subtracted; No word can be changed.
No word to add; “ “ “ subtract; “ “ “ change.
Add no word; Subtract “ “ ; Change “ “ .
[See the “e-ssay” titled ”Peak Land”: The Exodus Toward The Equator . . . or the North Pole? (April 4, 2011)” that includes among the “Bumper stickers of the week”:
A half dozen six-word memoirs in an “e-poem” titled “Take only pictures; Leave only footprints.”
Many live humans; Few dead dinosaurs.
Disregard the e-con-omists; Regard the physicists.
Change your attitude; Range the latitudes.
Pay old bills*; Develop new skills.
Consume less junk; Savor more beauty.
So many challenges; So little time.
* Craft your own financial game plan. With hyperinflation on the way, purposefully delaying the payment of bills allows one to pay obligations with significantly devalued dollars. That is the strategy being pursued by the governments.]
Bumper stickers of the week:
April – National Poetry Month
Be curious; Ask questions; Stay young.
Isabella Rossellini – a two word poem (in Italian)