Today’s resolution: If there is no choice?

3 Oct

As we begin another work week, here’s something to think about from one of my favorite poets, W.B. Yeats.

The Choice

The intellect is forced to choose
Perfection of the life, or of the work,
And if it take the second must refuse
A heavenly mansion, raging in the dark.
When all that story’s finished, what’s the news?
In luck or out the toil has left its mark:
That old perplexity an empty purse,
Or the day’s vanity, the night’s remorse.
(1932)

Entering the woods of the river walk at Two Rivers Bridge (2011/RO)

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2 Responses to “Today’s resolution: If there is no choice?”

  1. Sonny October 3, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    Great stuff, Rhonda. Thanks, I needed that.

    • Rhonda October 3, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

      You’re welcome, Sonny! Nothing like a little Yeats to start the week right.

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