„The soul has no assignments, neither cooks
Nor referees: it wastes its time.“

"A Girl in a Library," lines 32-29
The Seven-League Crutches (1951)
Kontext: The soul has no assignments, neither cooks
Nor referees: it wastes its time. It wastes its time.
Here in this enclave there are centuries
For you to waste: the short and narrow stream
Of life meanders into a thousand valleys
Of all that was, or might have been, or is to be.
The books, just leafed through, whisper endlessly.

Posledná aktualizácia 22. máj 2020. Histórie
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