This is the literary weblog of Jeffrey W. Hull, M.D., a pediatrician. It is intended mainly as a place to maintain a collection of poetry created for the enjoyment of a few friends and as an archive for my family. All material is protected by US copyright.

Jeffrey Hull

Friday, September 01, 2006

State of the Art

Manager, Maxfield Parrish

He's more flesh than spirit,
   He's more weak than strong;
Truth–he will not hear it,
   He's less right than wrong.

Sadder than he's wiser,
   He's more old than young;
Sleepless early riser,
   His songs die unsung.

© 2006 Jeffrey Hull


An examination of Modern Man, and perhaps a modern man.

This will probably be it for a "while." 108 poems where before there were none. I'll announce any new postings if there are any to my e-mail list. For now, other major projects will consume most of my energy.

In the age of television and Internet distractions, it is not such a bad idea to reflect on what Emily Dickinson wrote in her room a century and a half ago:

There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away
Nor any courses like a page of prancing poetry
This traverse may the poorest take without oppress of toil
How frugal is the chariot that bears the human soul!

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. See that you don't waste yours.
Gee, Jeff, I'm sad to read your announcement -- but who am I to complain about people stopping blogging? Good luck in your new projects, and keep in touch. And thanks for the parting advice, which comes straight at me

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