More New Aphorisms by Daniel Liebert

Posted on May 11, 2014
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Daniel Liebert (Geary’s Guide, pp. 292–293), about whom I blogged back in 2007, 2008 and 2010, sends a sampling of new aphorisms, and a new direction in his aphoristic writing. Inspired by Antonio Porchia (Geary’s Guide, pp. 379-381), Mr. Liebert writes, he has “put aside the wit and word games for a while” and is “wondering if the aphorism can be profoundly serious in my life.” The answer to that is, without a doubt, yes. Read for yourself.

 

My love-life is over; this is my kindness-life.

 

I need a brother because I need a father.

 

Alone, I am neither young nor old—I am alone.

 

A tree is memory: sapling becomes heartwood.

 

I hoarded myself in you, yet you leave with nothing.

 

Here evokes infinite elsewheres.

 

A meditation must exclude that which would end it.

 

What I know becomes what I didn’t do.

 

Not even a hand-hold; a mere breath-hold in this world, is all.

 

Shame can live for years on its own excrement.

 

A grass blade hyphenates earth and sky.

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