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Antonio Machado
“I Have Walked Down Many Roads
by Antonio Machado
translated from the Spanish by Don Share


I have walked down many roads
and cleared many paths;
I have navigated a hundred oceans
and anchored off a hundred shores.

All over, I have seen
caravans of sadness,
pompous and melancholy men
drunk with black shadows,

and defrocked pedants
who stare, keep quiet, and think
they know, because they don’t
drink wine in the neighborhood bars.

Bad people who go around
polluting the earth . . .

And all over, I have seen
people who dance or play,
when they can, and work
their four handfuls of land.

If they turn up someplace,
they never ask where they are.

When they travel, they ride
on the backs of old mules,

and don’t know how to hurry,
not even on holidays.

When there’s wine, they drink wine;
when there’s no wine, they drink cool water.

These are good people, who live,
work, get by, and dream;
and on a day like all the others
they lie down under the earth.”
Antonio Machado, Times Alone: Selected Poems

Mahatma Gandhi
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Yogi Berra
“When you come to a fork in the road take it”
Yogi Berra

H.L. Mencken
“Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.”
H.L. Mencken

Aristotle
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
Aristotle

KALI MA (Poetry)
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Description: this was written after the death of my grandmother who raised me most of my life. She passed in December 2005
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Description: Sigmund Freud "Civilization and Its Discontents"
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