Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Carved in Stone
Lay the green sod o'er me
carve my name in stone
lay the green sod o'er me
the soldier has come home.

Barry Sadler (1940-1989)
American Singer, Soldier and Songwriter

Human memory

is a marvelous
but fallacious instrument.
The memories

which lie within us
are not carved in stone;
not only

do they tend to become erased
as the years go by,
but often they change,
or even increase

by incorporating extraneous features.

Primo Levi (1919-1987)
Italian Author, Writer and Chemist

Carve not upon a stone

when I am dead,
The praises which

remorseful mourners give;
To women's graves -

a tardy recompense,
But speak them while I live.

Elizabeth Akers Allen

Just because it's carved in stone

does NOT mean it's true!

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