Friday, July 25, 2008

Quote: Eric Hoffer Poem: Flying

Eric Hoffer said, "When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other."

Flying

Rounding the turn
Stood the man on slew edge,
Like an outcropping of duckweed.
His pole an awkward extension
To the water. Not moving
Imitating the traffic around him.
Letting his line feel the current-
Becoming heron.

His transformation or failure
Are not my issues.
I am in motion
And will not see him fly.