Archive for December 15th, 2008

This video is sure to leave a smile on your face.

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You, Reader


Any night you can awake and line up with the north star.
Any night disguised as a person walking
you can disappear. At the edge of town
darkness comes forward and opens its arms. That star
near the horizon burns its invitation,
“Come on.” So many lakes and lost places
wait that you need no plan–there are miles of moonlight
treasuring up waves, and reaches of earth mysterious
as Aladdin’s cave. The land rolls out its own
magnificence, and you inherit whatever your eyes
can prove by their glance that they’re worthy of.
You listen for music and it comes alive, even
in ordinary sound. The tone of your voice comes back
from the world enriched by all that it passes over.
And this language of ours holds it all.

Now, go back and begin again.

~William Stafford
My Name is William Tell

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