Max Reif

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Limits - Poem by Max Reif

In my 30's I wrote a book of poems
all about infinite possibility.
A friend's dad, a doctor,
read them and said:

'You feel now
like you have boundless energy,
you think you can do anything,
but all that will change someday.'
I thought, how sad—
the man is so defeated.

Today I came home
from 8 hours of work
and I just don't have
the zest to read or write.

I can't do everything,
I'm realizing.
Infinite possibility
and finite energy

To do the infinite
will take a little longer
than I'd thought.

Comments about Limits by Max Reif

  • (10/1/2005 5:28:00 AM)

    I guess the important thing is to do all we can do to reach the infinite even if we know that we never will. Great poem!
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  • (9/27/2005 11:19:00 PM)

    To do the infinite
    We need more courage
    More love, more loneliness
    More fire, more spirit
    And much more divinity.

    nice poem Max
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  • (9/27/2005 9:54:00 PM)

    Nice poem, Max. I think its finding infinite in finite. And when we do that that finite will become infinite. (Report) Reply

  • (9/27/2005 9:27:00 PM)

    I think we all realize that....nicely put! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 27, 2005

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