Philosophy

Vegetarian Ideal


Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth
as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
- Albert Einstein

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. - Howard Zinn

COMPASSION

Affirmation of life is the spiritual act by which man ceases to live thoughtlessly and begins to devote himself to his life
with reverence in order to give it true value.
— Albert Schweitzer

5/07/2013

Wallace Stevens Poem about a Blackbird

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird 


Among twenty snowy mountains, 
The only moving thing Was the eye of the blackbird. 
II 
I was of three minds, 
Like a tree In which there are three blackbirds. 
III 
The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds.
It was a small part of the pantomime. 
IV
A man and a woman Are one. 
A man and a woman and a blackbird Are one. 
V
I do not know which to prefer, 
The beauty of inflections Or the beauty of innuendoes, 
The blackbird whistling Or just after. 
VI 
Icicles filled the long window With barbaric glass. 
The shadow of the blackbird Crossed it, to and fro. 
The mood Traced in the shadow An indecipherable cause. 
VII 
On thin men of Haddam, 
Why do you imagine golden birds? 
Do you not see how the blackbird 
Walks around the feet Of the women about you? 
VIII 
I know noble accents And lucid, 
escapable rhythms; 
But I know, too, 
That the blackbird is involved In what I know. 
IX 
When the blackbird flew out of sight, 
It marked the edge Of one of many circles. 
At the sight of blackbirds Flying in a green light, 
Even the bawds of euphony Would cry out sharply. 
XI 
 He rode over Connecticut In a glass coach. 
Once, a fear pierced him, 
In that he mistook The shadow of his equipage For blackbirds. 
XII 
The river is moving. The blackbird must be flying. 
XIII 
It was evening all afternoon.
It was snowing And it was going to snow. 
The blackbird sat In the cedar-limbs.


-Wallace Stevens




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