“…life which does not give the preference to any
                                                                                                      other life, of any previous period, which therefore
                                                                                                      prefers its own existence…”
                                                                                                                                                            ORTEGA Y GASSET

Neither on horseback nor seated, But like himself, squarely on two feet, The poet of death and lilacs Loafs by the footpath. Even the bronze looks alive Where it is folded like cloth. And he seems friendly.

“Where is the Mississippi panorama
And the girl who played the piano? Where are you, Walt? The Open Road goes to the used-car lot.

“Where is the nation you promised? These houses built of wood sustain Colossal snows, And the light above the street is sick to death.