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Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. FDR First Inaugural Address
God damn it, that’s where my tights went?!?
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If everyone new more poetry and took even a tiny bit of interest in practical politics I’m convinced the world would be a better place.
Now I’m off to read some Wallace Stevens.
Happy Presidents’ Day.
The Perfumed Dandy
Of Mere Being
The palm at the end of the mind,
Beyond the last thought, rises
In the bronze distance.
A gold-feathered bird
Sings in the palm, without human meaning,
Without human feeling, a foreign song.
You know then that it is not the reason
That makes us happy or unhappy.
The bird sings. Its feathers shine.
The palm stands on the edge of space.
The wind moves slowly in the branches.
The bird’s fire-fangled feathers dangle down.
~Wallace Stevens, 1954~
Well, that just made my morning. Thank you very much, Ms V.
Love, love, love Wallace Stevens. A suit, a poet, a modern wonder.
Impressive poem indeed
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