Remote from universal nature, and
complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys
the creature through the glass of his knowledge
and sees thereby a feather magnified and
the whole image in distortion. We patronize
them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate
of having taken form so far below ourselves.
And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal
shall not be measured by man. In a world older
and more complete than ours they move finished
and complete, gifted with extensions of the
senses we have lost or never attained, living
by voices we shall never hear. They are not
brethren, they are not underlings; they are
other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of
life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour
and travail of the earth."
From the Outermost House by
You will be sad, I understand.
Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
For this day more than all the rest,
your love for me must stand the test.
We had so many happy years.
What is to come can hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so,
the time has come please let me go.
Take me where my need they'll tend,
and please stay with me until the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me,
until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time that you will see,
the kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail it's last has waved,
from pain and suffering I have been saved.
Do not be sad it must be you,
who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close we two these years,
don't let your heart hold back it's tears.
- author unknown
I saw the most beautiful rainbow,
and on the other side
Were meadows rich and beautiful-lush and green and wide!
And running through the meadows, as far as the eye could see
Were animals of every sort, as healthy as could be!
My own tired, failing body was fresh
and heald new
And I wanted to run with them, but I had something left to do.
I needed to reach out to you, to tell you I'm alright,
That this place is truly wonderful, then a bright glow pierced the night.
'Twas the glow of many candles shining
bright and strong and bold
And I knew then that it held your love in its brilliant shades of gold.
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be,
We are still connected by a cord no eye can see.
So whenever you need to find me,
we're never far apart
If you look beyond the rainbow, and listen with your heart.
Forever beyond the rainbow, we'll always be near,
Love and miss you, throughout the years.
- author unknown
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