Thursday, July 22, 2010

Meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898 – March 13, 1943), author and poet. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929 for his epic poem, John Brown's Body and in 1944 he was posthumously awarded his second Pulitzer Prize for his work, Western Star.

"Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways." - Stephen Vincent Benét

"I'm waiting. ... For something new and strange, Something I've dreamt about in some deep sleep, Truer than any waking . . ." - Stephen Vincent Benét

"Rise up! The loves we had were not enough. Something is loosed to change the shaken world, And with it we must change." - Stephen Vincent Benét

"We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom." - Stephen Vincent Benét

"Dreaming men are haunted men." - Stephen Vincent Benét

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