Treasure Island

gershon hepner

(5 3 38 / leipzig)

life is not


LIFE IS NOT


Life is not a having and a getting,
but a being and becoming,
both remembering and forgetting,
wiseing up before down dumbing.

Very truly life's a lot
like what you never had imagined, and
ultimately life is not
life, having answered death's demand.


Matthew Arnold wrote:

Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming.

5/11/12 #10178

Submitted: Friday, May 11, 2012

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