Sunday, December 15, 2013


   Turn your attention now to what you should
   If you would have your precious life deemed good.
   Though you’re still early on in your career,
   It’s none to soon to find out what is dear
   And then devote your energies to deeds
   That satisfy the world’s most urgent needs
   And thereby feed your own soul’s deep desire
   To do your best before your days expire.

   “How do,” you may well ask, “your poems serve
   The world?”  Perhaps if done with skill and verve,
   They may exemplify the play of mind
   By which all artifacts may be designed
        For artifice is that which makes us man,
        An image of the highest Artisan.