Monday, February 23, 2009

Call Any Vegetable

The economic front is in full retreat, harried by the relentless armies of Reality (wasn't conservative economic theory supposed to be the truth that set us free from seeing, thinking or learning anything?? ) $2 trillion in tax cuts for the rich and $1 trillion for neocon military adventures was surely "Country First" in action. We don't need no education!

When looking ahead just gives you a headache, look back to writers, musicians and artists who speak to your better nature--your spirit, emotions and soul. As the old song says, They Can't Take That Away From You...

In that vein, here's a poem I've committed to memory just for fun, by my old fave Robert Louis Stevenson:

Let first the onion flourish there,
a rose among the roots,
the maid-fair, wine-scented
and poetic soul
of the capacious
salad bowl.

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