Thursday, August 23, 2012

My Mother's Advice

Freidel Hoermann
See the world.
See it while you’re young.
It’s most exciting then.

Meet many people. 
Visit many places.
Marry late. 

Those unencumbered years
expand your life the most.

And if you end like me--
A housewife with regrets
her world has shrunk--

Be one who has a past--
Your reverie
will get you through.

Do you know 
I loved Romania?
And Paris! Those hats!
My narrow escapes!
Trains I jumped at dawn!

That handsome pilot--
he poured champagne 
into my shoe and drank!

Let that happen to you.