Valediction

I have never

had, in a long life

of creating ideas,

and things, a serious

review of any of it. No

serious consideration

of what was attempted,

what were the problems,

what was achieved.

But then you don’t get that

for your life itself

I suppose,

Death of a patriarch

How sad that a man

in his ninety fifth year

should say:

“My faith has never

been stronger”.

In all those years

his mind never

matured enough,

his intelligence never

developed enough,

his knowledge never

grew enough,

to be able to

think for himself.

And that both he,

and others, should see

this not as a major

failure of intellect 

and character, but as

a cause for praise.