Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Remembering friends: Miriam

You were the essence of shadows
when we met you were endless within the shadows
the black pearl with a faint glint
a pulsing heart in that unlit dorm room

I came from the sun, irate, imploding
stood senseless in the sudden darkness
you found me, took me into the recess
and wispered, "I will cure you".

I, from a loveless country
you taught me love
you taught me slowness
you took me to sleep

You had grass and I had the fresh lung
you smoked and I dreamed.
I stayed and took in your breath
and we were endless.

Until the rain came
you weaved the black silk around us
and I sprouted wings
and you wispered, "you are cured".

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Voltaire quotes

  • "War is the greatest of all crimes; and yet there is no aggressor who does not colour his crime with the prtext of justice. " It is forbidden to kill therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets."
  • “No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.”
  • “Madness is to think of too many things in succession too fast, or of one thing too exclusively”

Stendhal Quotes

  • The shepherd always tries to persuade the sheep that their interests and his own are the same.
  • The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly.
  • One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
  • All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.