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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Love and Enmity

Know ye the value of these passing days and vanishing nights.

Strive to attain a station of absolute love one toward another.

By the absence of love, enmity increases.

By the exercise of love, love strengthens and enmities dwindle away.

(Abdu'l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 9)

Posted by Steven Fletcher at 3:31 PM
Categories: Education

I Still Am

I Still Am

I am not going back,

for I still am;

the guy wandering,

guitar on his back,

minstrel like,

singing his simple rhymes.

~~

I am not going back,

for I still am,

the young man with tools

and bamboo,

traveling, making, playing

and sometimes selling

the flutes he made.

~~

Now,

he traded some tools for others,

the bamboo is the classroom,

students are his tools,

but I am not going back

for I still am.

~~~

Posted by Steven Fletcher at 9:03 AM
Categories: Poetry