Set 8: Begin again

27.
truth in truth
is moot

26.
learn what you want to do
then do it—

25.
to revere family
sons must lie to their fathers

24.
for every poet of power
sleep ten thousand who slumber

23.
after Basho—
you can’t read Edgar Allan Poe

22.
an animal speaks
a million truths and none
let us heed their wisdum
before another flood comes

21.
if you’ve wings, why flaunt them?
by flying so high, do you reach men?

20.
wealth dams death
life flows over

19.
since tribal times no change
women watch while men mess up in vain

18.
some things you’re not to try but trust
some things you’re not to trust—but try

17.
when I become the thing I blaspheme
I become the thing I know
the critic dies, the hero grows

16.
shame’s the first sign of intelligence
though too much maketh a man stupid

15.
literacy kills the tribe

14.
rid wealth, the earth be cured
make it an ugly word—
like poor

13.
science makes mystery plain
feeding cud to its brother
industry

12.
thought refines what life lives

11.
when you stop looking for teachers
everything teaches

10.
writers write to embody

9.
for wealth denim’s more prized than labor
meat more than the eyes of cattle

8.
nature is cruel and joyful in turns
nothing in reserve

7.
capitalism is survival of fittest sanctified

6.
nations extol winners
abandon losers
call them what they are—victors

5.
thought absent action’s design—not divine

4.
what is the future of the word?
likely its beginning

3.
justice is another’s good

2.
death determines your vice
life your wife

1.
courage rides with the horses

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