Monday, July 14, 2014

Footnotes II

[The first instalment is here.]

Beauty is the stillness
of mirrors; Religion is a signpost
in an open desert; Goodbye
is the weight of a rose on a headstone;
Travel is a means of forgetting; Photography
is the currency of impermanence; Hope is
a stranger's smile seen through one's tears;
Novels are second hand dreams; Parenthood
is a long, slow education in letting go;
Regret is curiosity gone astray; Sadness is
an abandoned parasol in the monsoon;
Poetry is the imperfection of dusk; Distance
is the shared loneliness of railway tracks.