The Life of This Life
Poet, you are the life of this life, and you have
Triumphed over the ages despite their severity.
Poet, you will one day rule the hearts, and
Therefore, your kingdom has no ending.
Poet, examine your crown of thorns; you will
Find concealed in it a budding wreath of laurel.
source: Kahlil Gibran, Tears and Laughter
image: Eddie Two Hawks, Eddie’s Garden, Begonia