Friday, January 2, 2009

what history fails to mention

What history fails to mention is
most everybody lived their lives
with friends and children,
played it cool,
left truth and beauty to the guys
who tricked for bigshots
and were fools

Gary Snyder
from, Left Out in the Rain: Poems

'What history fails to mention' would be a good title for something as well. Someone in another blog said that this is a poem about 'subtle heroes'. I think this is true. Not that I am a subtle hero myself, but subtle heroism is certainly something to aim for.

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