Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘prose’

20100130

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20100130 at 13:42

Fear not the shadow before seeing its maker, for the night’s shadow falls farther than that of its kinded noon, and neither speak the truth.

The boastful exaggerate even their flaws.

A leader asks not for permission; a leader asks for support.

Poetry is to prose what wine is to vinegar.

To be a writer, talk less and write more.

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20091022

In aphorism, proverb on 20091022 at 02:07

What prose cannot clarify, is for poetry to mystify.

A legend is known for the life lived; a fool for his death served.

Truths are never wasted on fools.

Who dons a badge submits to a title.

Who fears the enemy, fears himself.

Who uses fear to make an enemy, fears also to face himself.

20090305

In aphorism, poetry, proverb on 20090305 at 12:50

A pearl is tied at two ends.

The pearl tied at one end only is a pearl lost.

《her words》
She spoke with sentences strung together
like pearls, bound as though one;
like a vine of prose, spruced with poetic foliage;
like a rose, dotted with thorns.