“The secret wish of poetry is to stop time.”
~ Charles Simic



“What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?”
~ Lin Yutang

A Brave Heart

“Pray for a brave heart
Without fear of death, that reckons longevity
The least among nature’s gifts, that’s strong to endure
All kinds of toil, that’s untainted by lust or anger.”
~ Juvenal