Days

June 2, 2011by

Dali, The Persistence of Memory
Salvador Dali, "The Persistance of Memory" (1931)

Waldo says
they march, and
bear a stream of gifts,
while Billy sees
each one as a gift
balanced upon all the rest.

Today
though, bears no
no explanation, nor does
it follow the rules of history
or time,
the reflexive wisdom
of all we’ve chosen
to forget.

Today is
unlike any other,
pure streaming,
a text
no scholar shall ever study,
a page only
you will ever read,
a million bare canvasses
painting the horizon of
your life.


Inspired by Today by Liz Danzico, from #Trust30:

Your genuine action will explain itself, and will explain your other genuine actions. Your conformity explains nothing. The force of character is cumulative. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

If ‘the voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tacks,’ then it is more genuine to be present today than to recount yesterdays. How would you describe today using only one sentence? Tell today’s sentence to one other person. Repeat each day.

Note:   The poets referred to in the opening stanza are Ralph Waldo Emerson and Billy Collins.

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