Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I'm Sorry

I am sorry for tragedy
I am sorry for war
I am sorry for abuse
I am sorry for death
I am sorry for pain
I am sorry for ugliness
I am sorry for divorce
I am sorry for drugs
I am sorry for hate
I am sorry for everything
But......I am not sorry for Love.

Bertrand Russell:

Three passions have governed my life:
The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
And unbearable pity for the suffering of [humankind].

Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.

With equal passion I have sought knowledge.
I have wished to understand the hearts of [people].
I have wished to know why the stars shine.

Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.

This has been my life; I found it worth living.


SandyCarlson said...

Thank you for these incredible thoughts to start my day.

Jingle said...


take the you are a super star award,
Happy Wednesday!

very impressive poem with a timeless photo,
you rock!

George said...

This is a very beautiful post. Thank you!

A Lady's Life said...

Welcome Guys.
My blog is for my own inspiration. How I feel that day, what I think, people in the past who have said or written or done things to inspire me.I try to include jokes.If my blog inspires other people this is good too.
I have some of my own poetry included to which I try to adapt music and pictures. One day the pictures will be replaced by my own and the poems and stories may be changed or added to with my own melodies.
Obviously one can't do all this and post every day.:)So right now its just a collection of things to be revised in the future.:)

George said...

the beauty of nature sure takes me back to the 50's when i was a young kid going to the peer to see the return on my fisher man father after a long trip. The oceans would be roaring. Thanks!!!

A Lady's Life said...

George: Nothing nicer than watching a tempest at sea as long as it doesn't come up and grab you with a fluke wave.