Monday, February 23, 2009

sus⋅tain   [suh-steyn] Show IPA Pronunciation
–verb (used with object)
1. to support, hold, or bear up from below; bear the weight of, as a structure.
2. to bear (a burden, charge, etc.).
3. to undergo, experience, or suffer (injury, loss, etc.); endure without giving way or yielding.
4. to keep (a person, the mind, the spirits, etc.) from giving way, as under trial or affliction.
5. to keep up or keep going, as an action or process: to sustain a conversation.
6. to supply with food, drink, and other necessities of life.
7. to provide for (an institution or the like) by furnishing means or funds.
8. to support (a cause or the like) by aid or approval.
9. to uphold as valid, just, or correct, as a claim or the person making it: The judge sustained the lawyer's objection.
10. to confirm or corroborate, as a statement: Further investigation sustained my suspicions.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Art

The art

That pours from,

the grave.

May it be left,

not unsaid.

To Pain,

How much our lives are owed.

The surrounding grass will grow.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Chest Ransacking


As in my chest I often look,

I sometimes am inclined
To write within this little book,

Stray thoughts that there I find.

Not for their intrinsic merit,
Much less, their classic style,

Nor dreaming they'll ere prove profit,
Simply an hour beguile.

And then it is pleasant to know,
There are thoughts roaming about,

Which the tongue unable to show,
The pen perchance will bring out,

For when alone at work I've sat,
Or strayed from mates apart,

I have loved my chest to ransack,
And search o'er all my heart.

Strange parcels there, oft meet my view,
Heart yearnings far from gay,

Sunshine and cloud of every hue,
Compose these motley lays.

This rubbish is of me a part,

And shows a varied mood,
Not meant for all, but those whose heart
With mine is in attune.