Thursday, April 20, 2006

Poems to enjoy while I go underground.

Alas, I am not joining 'la resistance'. Instead, I am preparing, taking and finishing finals. Catch you in a few weeks. I'll probably update a bit during some bouts of procrastination.

Speech to the Young : Speech to the Progress-Toward

Say to them,
say to the down-keepers,
the sun-slappers,
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


Where The Mind is Without Fear

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake

Rabindranath Tagore

2 comments:

SuperfluousA said...

Join La Resistance. You'll eventually join. Come to the brown bag luncheon! You bring your lunch, La Resistance brings you a cause! Only 29.99 to join. Make checks payable to me. Thanks!

homeinkabul said...

Viva La Resistance!!!

I didn't realize that revolutionaries were so friggin cheap. Even the law school provides free pizza for their club mtgs...