Tuesday, June 06, 2006

a fave during my angsty adolescence

The Old Stoic

Riches I hold in light esteem
And Love I laugh to scorn
And lust of Fame was but a dream
That vanished with the morn–

And if I pray, the only prayer
That moves my lips for me
Is–"Leave the heart that now I bear
And give me liberty."

Yes, as my swift days near their goal
'Tis all that I implore
Through life and death, a chainless soul
With courage to endure!

- my favourite Brontë. 1841.


qsg said...

could easily be my favorite today - a new adolescence has just set in! ;-)

Phoenix said...

ya, why not...if shaku baba can have second childhood, why not a second adolescence...and when did you ever grow up, man?

qsg said...

I think you are right! :)

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