Sunday, February 13, 2011

I'm Already Taken - Reprise

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"In commitment, we dash the hopes of a thousand potential selves." - Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, FRS (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Amongst Byron's best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, we'll go no more a roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential.

Originally posted TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010

Here’s a poem about commitment. I wonder how many other things it is about.

I'm Already Taken

The wind and earth fought
over me but I belong
to the pale moonlight,
to starry rivers,
to the morning shine of sun,
to your warm rose heart.

April 15, 2009 12:58 PM

Update: I am getting used to injecting myself as I must with blood thinner. I feel better than I have for some time even though nothing has been done, and this may be so because I have continued to use Lasix, a diuretic. They used it and shed me of ten pounds of fluid in hospital. I decided to continue, resuming its use on returning home. I stopped after it seemed to no longer treat the edema in my legs months ago, before any of this new stuff had come into view. I felt okay because I had talked the doctor into the diuretic based on nothing more than my legs.


  1. I remember this one. It's beautiful.

    On another note, I'm sorry I have been so absent lately. I will do my best to be more present.

  2. to belong to the elusive all is more than the lesser specifics of wind and earth. or so it seems to me. but to belong to anything specifically then discounts belonging to other things/people.

    funny, as i brushed my teeth today i thought, i do not belong to anyone. that does not negate loving or being loved, but i felt it like a truth, and it felt fine.

    i'm so glad you are feeling better. and i'm glad you came to read the poem i wrote for you and my step father. but perhaps you'll hold a little firmer for a while. i'd be good with that.


  3. Rachel, we are all doing what we must. I'm okay with that.

    (((Erin))) Thank you. I will do what I can. I don't feel firmly set in my own life. There are some real challenges that I do not understand and must just go one step at a time.

    "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time."


The chicken crossed the road. That's poultry in motion.

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