Saturday, July 3, 2010

Eagle Plain in honor of our Freedom

The American eagle is not aware he is the American eagle.

He is never tempted to look modest.

When orators advertise the American eagle's virtues, the American eagle is not listening.

This is his virtue.

He is somewhere else, he is mountains away but even if he were near he would never make an audience.

The American eagle never says he will serve if drafted, will dutifully serve etc. He is not at our service.

If we have honored him we have honored one who unequivocally honors himself by overlooking us.

He does not know the meaning of magnificent. Perhaps we do not altogether either who cannot touch him.

from Robert Francis, Collected Poems, 1936-1976, 1976
University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA
Copyright 1976 by Robert Francis.
All rights reserved.
Reproduced with permission

Happy Independence Day! Thank you for all that serve our country, on the front lines, and behind the scenes. Thank you to the families of those that have sons and daughters, husbands and wives,  that risk their lives for our Freedom.

Sharing light with Kimmy. Striving to create a path between the present course of events and a new course; leading to new outcomes.

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