'No better opening anywhere,'said my aunt,'for a man who conducts
himself well, and is industrious.' CharlesJohn Huffam Dickens ^50 Of Mr Micawber's prospects in Australia. David Copperfield, ch.52.
Politics is just like show businessa hell of an opening, you coast for a
while, you have a hell of a closing. Ronald Wilson Reagan In the NewYorkTimes, 23 Apr.
The point is the seeingthe grace beyond recognition,
the ways of the bird rising,
unnamed, unknown, beyond the range of
language, beyond its noun. Eyes open on
growing, flying, happening, and go on opening.
Manifold, the world dawns on
unrecognizing, realizing eyes. Amazement is the
thing. Not love, but the
astonishment of loving. Alastair Reid Weathering,'Growing, Flying, Happening'.
Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look
through to guess about what is seen during a moment. Carl Sandburg 'Poetry Considered', in the Atlantic Monthly, Mar.