Thursday, May 15, 2008


this hedge i raise against my fellows
and i tend it.
this palisade against my friends
and (where it fails) i mend it.


  1. one is more vulnerable to friends and fellows, hence this priority and precaution.

  2. A faithful friend is a strong defense and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure.. (faithful, regardless of how tall those palisades are, or how many times you mend it)

  3. Hello Rob

    I like your tight, economic style of writing very much. Your poems are lean and efficient and they all have something worth while to say.

    "Hedgewood" touches upon important psychological principles - maintaining one's psyche within the maelstrom of humanity around one.


    De Waal

  4. Excellent pithy truth, Robert.
    Like it very much.


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