Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Like a rock

"Life is mostly froth and bubble, 
Two things stand like stone -- 
Kindness in another's trouble, 
Courage in your own."

-- Adam Lindsay Gordon, "Ye Wearie Wayfarer"

Cemetery statue with flower garland 9-17-13

"Cold as winter, strong as stone;
She faced the darkness all alone."

-- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Shattered Mirror

"The place, with its gray sky and withered garlands,
its bared spaces and scattered dead leaves,
was like a theater after the performance --
all strewn with crumpled playbills."

-- Henry James, The Turn of the Screw