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“Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue. Dilbert

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Pigeon

(Carl Sandburg)

The Flutter of blue pigeon’s wings
Under a river bridge
Hunting a clean dry arch,
A corner for a sleep–
This flutters here in a woman’s hand.

A singing sleep cry,
A drunken poignant two lines of song,
Somebody looking clean into yesterday
And remembering, or looking clean into
To-morrow, and reading–
This sings here as a woman’s sleep cry sings.

Pigeon friend of mine,
Fly on, sing on.

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Lepszy wróbel w garsci niz golab na dachu
It’s better to have a sparrow in your hand, than a pigeon on the roof.

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  • Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.
    – Douglas Bader

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There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”

 ― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Boscombe Valley Mystery

 

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And how should a beautiful, ignorant stream of water know it heads for an early release, out across the desert, running toward the Gulf, below sea level, to murmur its lullaby, and see the Imperial Valley rise out of burning sand with cotton blossoms, wheat, watermelons, roses, how should it know?

– Carl Sandburg