Sunday, January 10, 2010

Poem of the Week #106

The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
--Paul Cezanne

In the Meantime

Look before you leap
and leap before you languish.

Bird before you hand
and hand before you bush.

Shiver before you timber
and save before you earn.

When will you learn
to pay attention to time,

tears, and toast? Work daily.
Tend the vines. Never boast.

Take pride in your chaos,
and if you mind the mess,

grab a broom. Allow
for room and zoom

(if only to avoid kaboom).
Life is long, tall, and also

but a dream and short.
Make hay in the sun,

take all to heart.
Observe what is in you

and all around you.
Take note. It will
astound you.

Lisa Vihos

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