I shall write peace upon your wings

and you shall fly around the world
so that children will no longer have
to die this way.

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Nature’s masterpiece

Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant (The only harmless great thing)… Still sleeping stood; vex’d not his fantasy Black dreams; like an unbent bow carelessly His sinewy proboscis did remissly lie. — John Donne I have just found this quote on elephants, in a book that I have had since October 1983! I date my books…

Lest we forget

When you go home, tell them of us and say
For your tomorrow, we gave our today.

Emptiness over emptiness. But flying.

To hatch a crow, a black rainbow Bent in emptiness over emptiness But flying. Ted Hughes, Crow (1970) Image: By Iain Wanless (Flickr: Crow in flight) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The frost of age

He who hath braved Youth’s dizzy heat
Dreads not the frost of Age.