Monthly Archives: December 2012

from “Technological Somnambulism”

Since the first rule of good driving is to avoid hitting things, the immediate environment of the motorist becomes a field of obstacles.

Langdon Winner

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from “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost

from “The Road Not Taken”

Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

from “Mending Wall”

Spring is the mischief in me.

Robert Frost

from “Mending Wall”

Good fences make good neighbors.

Robert Frost

Free verse is like playing tennis without a net.

Robert Frost

from “Not Waving But Drowning”

I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.

Stevie Smith

Lament over Love

I hope ma chile’ll
Never love a man.
I say I hope ma chile’ll
Never love a man.
Cause love can hurt you
Mo’n anything else can.

I’m goin’ down to de river
An’ I ain’t goin’ there to swim.
Goin’ down to de river,
Ain’t goin’ there to swim.
Ma true love’s left me, an’
I’m goin’ there to think about him.

Love is like whiskey,
Love is like red, red wine.
Love is like whiskey,
O, like sweet red wine.
If you wants to be happy
You got to love all de time.

Langston Hughes