Words Of Wisdom


 

 

The sky meets the sea

A road joins the horizon

All is one in time.

 

 

 

 

 

In the shallow pond

A sallow white koi observes

The shadow of Basho

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Sunday dawns

Roses resting in the road

Prom night’s glass slipper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outside Wrigley Field

Cubs cap lies in the gutter

Opening day blues

 

 

 

 

 

Poem in the Manner of Basho

by David Lehman

From Poems in the Manner Of

Frog

Pond

Splash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A drip found in my varnish
One moment in time
A flaw frozen forever

 

 

 

 

 

Early morning coffee

Waiting for life’s screen to load

 

 

 

 

 

The morning rain
Taps out its poetry
In its own time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Greeks had no word for the color of the sky, yet we have no word for “hubris.” I wonder why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When all is said and done, more is said than done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the rain

Even the morning sun

Is slow to rise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

Willie Nelson

 

 

 

 

In difficult times, carry something beautiful in your heart.

Blaise Pascal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The truth will set you free, but not until it is finished with you.

David Foster Wallace

 

 

 

If life is a journey, why not take the long road?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Last Word

After all is said and done, more is said than done.

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