Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Live in The Along

Speech to the Young: Speech to the Progress-Toward

Say to them,
Say to the down-keepers,
The sunslappers,
The self-soilers,
The harmony-hushers,
“even if you are not ready for day
it cannot always be night.”
You will be right.
For that is the hard home-run.

Live not for battles won.
Live not for the-end-of-the-song.
Live in the along.

Gwendolyn Brooks


mjaneb said...

that's in line with what i meant when I tried to talk about elderly people "allowing" you and us.

mjaneb said...

As I read this again, I think of Arcade Fires "We used to wait."
Is this Buddhist?
Live in the along, not for the end of the song.