Thursday, January 14, 2010

Having it all

I understand this. S you will be missed. xo

You Want a Social Life, With Friends

You want a social life, with friends,
A passionate love life and as well
To work hard every day. What’s true
Is of these three you may have two
And two can pay you dividends
But never may have three.

There isn’t time enough, my friends—
Though dawn begins, yet midnight ends—
To find the time to have love, work, and friends.
Michelangelo had feeling
For Vittoria and the Ceiling
But did he go to parties at day’s end?

Homer nightly went to banquets
Wrote all day but had no lockets
Bright with pictures of his Girl.
I know one who loves and parties
And has done so since his thirties
But writes hardly anything at all.

                                    —Kenneth Koch


Brandy Gale said...

No children for me, either. Not in the cards.

But making love and nurturing friendships an integral part of the process, maybe. Hopefully.

jens said...

You can have it all as long as you give up the unmentioned #4: sleep.

Claudia Lawrence said...
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