Author: Henry David Thoreau (---.spacegate.com.ua)
Date: 01-24-06 10:44
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How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame
Which, like a canker in the fragrant rose,
Doth spot the beauty of thy budding name!
O! in what sweets dost thou thy sins enclose.
That tongue that tells the story of thy days,
Making lascivious comments on thy sport,
Cannot dispraise, but in a kind of praise;
Naming thy name, blesses an ill report.
O! what a mansion have those vices got
Which for their habitation chose out thee,
Where beauty\'s veil doth cover every blot
And all things turns to fair that eyes can see!
Take heed, dear heart, of this large privilege;
The hardest knife ill-us\'d doth lose his edge.
So I said to myself-I\'ll paint what I see-what the flower is to me
but I\'ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking the time to
look at it. I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see
of flowers. Georgia O\'Keeffe 1887-1986
Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have
emotions to express.
T. S. Eliot
Well, I learned a lot... I went down to Latin America to find out from
them and (learn) their views. You\'d be surprised. They\'re all individual