And if the earthly should forget you,
say to the silent loam: I flow.
To the rushing water speak: I am.
In the morning I had a look so lost, a face so dead, that perhaps those whom I met did not see me.
The Language of the Beard […] vaunts the premise that the texture, contours, and growth patterns of a man’s beard indicate personality traits, aptitudes, and strengths and weaknesses of character. A spade beard, according to Underwood’s theories, may denote audacity and resolution, for example, while a forked, finely-downed beard signifies creativity and the gift of intuition, a bushy beard suggests generosity, and so on. Moreover, in keeping with the tenets of such sister systems as palmistry, numerology, and phrenology, Underwood posits the power of the ancient art of pogonomancy, or divination by beard reading, to foresee future events.” (via Poets Ranked by Beard Weights | Brain Pickings)
Q:That wasn't a photo of you. I need it. You're my crack.
Flattered. But why should a photo matter? Take some Yeats instead:
I went out alone
To sing a song or two,
My fancy on a man,
And you know who.
Another came in sight
That on a stick relied
To hold himself upright;
I sat and cried.
And that was all my song -
When everything is told,
Saw I an old man young
Or young man old?
Q:I really need a photo of you. I need to see your face. I am actually as desperate as I sound.
I thought all Anonymous were gone, dropped followers. Welcome back. The poetry lovers miss you, as do I. Please enjoy some Tennyson:
Live thy Life,
Young and old,
Like yon oak,
Bright in spring,
Then; and then
All his leaves
Fall’n at length,
Look, he stands,
Trunk and bough
Seas have their source, and so have shallow springs;
And love is love, in beggars and in kings.
I know the purity of pure despair,
My shadow pinned against a sweating wall.
That place among the rocks—is it a cave,
Or winding path? The edge is what I have.
Let everything happen to you
Beauty and terror
Just keep going
No feeling is final
I wrote of silences, nights, I expressed the inexpressible. I defined vertigos.