"Autobiographies of great nations are written in three manuscripts – a book of deeds, a book of words, and a book of art.
Of the three, I would choose the latter as truest testimony." - Sir Kenneth Smith, Great Civilisations

"I must write each day without fail, not so much for the success of the work, as in order not to get out of my routine." - Leo Tolstoy

I have never believed that one should wait until one is inspired because I think the pleasures of not writing are so
great that if you ever start indulging them you will never write again. - John Updike

"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour
is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." - J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Thursday, January 26, 2017

R.E. Slater - Live by Love





Live by Love
by R.E. Slater


Live by love’s timeless tomorrows,
though the mountains be removed
and the stars walk backwards,
should fires arise from the seas
and nourishing earth gives way,
Live by love’s timeless tomorrows.

Live by faith which never stops believing,
however stubborn the beating heart
judging all men bourne of fleeting breath,
measuring his days to the passing hours
glimmering bright in its roiling rage,
Live by faith which never stops believing.

Cherish hope, enduring all, is all, embraces all,
when crushed, abounds in fragrant salve
like frankincense and myrrh’s healing balms,
though madly dashed and burned
cleanses the chattel from the fires within,
Cherish hope, enduring all, is all, embraces all,

But love, sweet love,
is the measure of all men
whether kind or cruel,
it calls with gilding voice
to the listening heart,
And there gives rest, dear rest.


R.E. Slater
January 26, 2017
*Ref: E.E. Cummings, Dive for Dreams

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Song - Stardust


Willie Nelson - Stardust



"Stardust"

Sometimes I wonder why I spend
The lonely night
dreaming of a song
The melody haunts my reverie
And I am once again with you
When our love was new
And each kiss an inspiration
But that was long ago
And now my consolation
Is in the stardust of a song 

Beside a garden wall
When stars are bright
You are in my arms
The nightingale tells his fairy tale
Of paradise where roses bloom
Though I dream in vain
In my heart there always will remain
My stardust melody
The memory of love's refrain

Though I dream in vain
In my heart there always will remain
My stardust melody
The memory of love's refrain

[Repeat]