I pulled four-word phrases from Stephen R. Covey’s The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People, and found this amazing poem hidden inside the self-help guide:
Maneuvers in heavy weather
the next new pleasure has to be bigger,
lasting satisfaction or cries for
more, and more.
Last too long? Too…most significant and seductive
up and down in it,
what Pascal called licking,
going to and fro,
more exciting, with a bigger…
quietly, slowly, imperceptibly expanding
circle of influence
with a ground-swell of magnificent
How he worked on the inner circle.
“Love her,” I replied. “Love is a verb.”
Love – the feeling – is a fruit of love.
So love her. Serve her a greater
You just can’t imagine the ability
Live like animals, out, this map
doesn’t describe the territory.
Rats, monkeys, pigeons, dogs,
to use a computer metaphor
the egg is pure gold, tremendous
gravity, pull, the lunar voyage
of Apollo 11, superlatives such as “fantastic”
I know they can be broken.
It’s sometimes a painful process.