His fascination with the whirl of war
And feats of fearless masculine ‘esprit’
As those of hunter, boxer, matador
Or marlin fisher on the open sea
Presents a picture of a macho man
Who battled fear of weakness deep within
And so before Pamplona’s bulls he ran
And boasted of how well he handled gin.
He worked and worked his sparsely written prose
To give it potent punch and poignancy
To get that natural grace that was supposed
To be his generation’s currency.
But festival, fiesta, or a feast
Would need much more than Hemingway as priest.
Sharing quotes, verses and poems that I've written down in various notebooks and scraps of paper throughout the years. Sources range from Jay-Z to F. Scott Fitgerald, Teddy Roosevelt to Tina Brown. Most have made me reflect, others have made me laugh, think, and shed an occasional tear. I hope they serve the same purposes for others. As for the name of the blog, anyone that knows me well, knows I love Honest Abe Lincoln.
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"A liking for words - for the feel of words fitting and falling into their places like pennies in the slot. I caught myself using a good many words the meaning of which I could not define precisely. I admired these words, but was afraid to use them for fear of being absurd." - Sir Winston Churchill from The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Visions of Glory by William Manchester
(Source: The New York Times)