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Nouns

“I have learned this: it is not what one does that is wrong, but what one becomes as a consequence of it.”
Oscar Wilde

“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.”
John Locke

“They measure their esteem of each other by what each has, and not by what each is.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.”
Anatole France

“I’m a great poet. I don’t put my poems on paper: they consist of actions and feelings.”
Honoré de Balzac

 

Nouns

We are not nouns
not titles, labels, roles, nor the sum
of things we hold as being “ours”.

What we are, if we are any thing at all;
and that’s a question
worthy of another poem

she said, as the laugh lines crinkled
the corners of her eyes,
eyes worthy of another poem

What we are, if we are anything
is verbs,
we are the things we do.

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2 Responses

  1. crinkling laugh lines are always worthy of a poem. Nice one.

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