Thursday, May 8, 2014


   The readiness is all, the ripeness, too:
   Two rules for life and art that Shakespeare knew,
   Which mean that Genius works in its own time
   According to its destined paradigm,
   Nor will it be presumptuously coerced,
   Though in due time its treasures are disbursed.
   Meanwhile we seek such wholesome nourishment
   And exercise as further our intent
   To bring our hidden latencies to birth
   Made manifest for all to see their worth.