Knight without A Fight

Knight without A Fight

A Poem by Pete

We are double-edged blades, and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke strops our vice. - Thoreau

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reaching for his sword
a dull life unsheathes instead
time bleeding him dead

© 2021 Pete

Author's Note

"In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too; to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line." - Thoreau

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What an evocative poignant image this paints. It truly is haunting. Thank you Pete for this remarkable poem.

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Added on October 13, 2021
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Boston, MA

I love reading, writing, music, nature, God and feeling emotion, not necessarily in that order. To me, these things go hand in hand. My favorite writer is Henry David Thoreau. I think he was a geni.. more..

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