Monday, August 17, 2009

The Dismantling

We shall not cease from exploration,
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.

--T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding


Our most enlightening eviction,
We thought

We had every right
To squat here

Undutifully derelict,
Oblivious to light.


This gift, this blinding
Edifice of beauty

We took for granted, we lost sight,
Though our instructions were simple—

Before you lose it forever,
Take it down

In glorious black and white.


  1. This was the quote on which I wrote my high school valedictorian speech. So beautiful, so dear.

  2. And oh so clear, my dear; thanks for joining Definitely Not Lemmings!


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