He gazes through sunlight's buttresses, back down the refectory at the others, wallowing in their plenitude of bananas, thick palatals of their hunger lost somewhere in the stretch of morning between them and himself. A hundred miles of it, so suddenly. Solitude, even among the meshes of this war, can when it wishes so take him by the blind gut and touch, as now, possessively. Pirate's again some other side of a window, watching strangers eat breakfast.
Daughter of time, the hypocrite days,muffled and dumb like barefoot dervishes,and marching single in an endless file,bring diadems and fagots in their hands;to each they offer gifts after his will,bread, kingdom, stars, and sky that holds them all;i, in my pleached garden watched the pompforgot my morning wishes, hastilytook a few herbs and apples, and the dayturned and departed silent. I too lateunder her solemn fillet saw the scorn.
Sometimes the crime follows the punishment, which only serves to prove the foresight of the great god." "that's what my grandmother used to say," said brutha automatically. "indeed? i would like to know more about this formidable lady." "she used to give me a thrashing every morning because i would certainly do something to deserve it during the day," said brutha. "a most complete understanding of the nature of mankind.
I hate being awake at three in the morning. it is the godforsaken heart of darkness when the body runs slow, and the brain runs slower, and all you want to do is sleep. but i had promises to keep, and miles to go before i could sleep. or at least a couple of miracles to perform before i could go to bed.
Men they hail you as their morning star because you are the way you are. If you return the sentiment, they'll try to make you different; and once they have you, safe and sound, they want to change you all around. Your moods and ways they put a curse on; they'd make of you another person. They cannot let you go your gait; they influence and educate. They'd alter all that they admired. They make me sick, they make me tired.