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
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.