Monday, May 30, 2016

Dust in my Room - Two-liners for Everyday Living (Series 2)


Nobly a life men can choose,
Yet prefer to live long and lose.


Dr Abe V Rotor


Living with Nature - School on Blog [avrotor.blogspot.com]
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday [www.pbs.gov.ph]



Now and then I jot ideas as they come spontaneously at work, leisure and even in the middle of the night.

Ideas are fleeting, they just disappear and are difficult to recall. Fortunately, with a notebook on hand, I was able to capture and transcribed them painstakingly into two-line verses. 


Here are some I wish to share in this blog and on Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-the-air) 


1. Take it from the ant or stork,
Patience is silence at work.
 

2. A full vessel holds water to the brim,
Unless it bears a crack on the rim.

3. Pleasance to the youth, care to the old;
Where do they belong, the meek and the bold?

4. She is coy who speaks soft, writes light;
Fire starts with smoke before it ignites.

5. Moth, master of camouflage, don’t be dumb;
When you lose your art, you lose your freedom.

6. He finds reason for living
Who sees a new beginning.

7. Every promise you can’t keep
Drags you into a deeper pit.

8. How do you know truth unspoken?
When the heart has spoken.

9. To the humble, a Genie rises from a great soul,
And I, a teacher, yet know not my goal.

10. Make believe growth and prosperity;
A vessel sounds louder when empty.

11. A child too soon behaves like man,
A good man, he means – on none.

12. The difference of being right and reasonable,
One is black or white, the other’s measurable
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Definition (From Jacob M Baude)

Gratitude: Memory of the heart.
Dreams: the free movies of sleep
Luck: good planning, carefully executed
Kindness: a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read.

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