You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandmother was.
Irish Proverb with a liberty taken.
FOTO – PORTUGAL WASHING 2009 BY CASSANDRA POMROY.
Success consists in being successful, not in having potential for success. Any wide piece of ground is the potential site of a palace, but there’s no palace till it’s built.
"Time brings Roses."
FOTO – TILE IN PORTUGAL BU CASSANDRA POMROY.
It is not enough for a man to learn how to ride; he must learn how to fall."
FOTO – CASSANDRA POMROY OF URUNGA WHILST IN LONDON 2009
FOTO – BRIGHTON ROCKS 2009 CASSANDRA POMROY
POEM 89 FROM C.S. Merrill’s O’KEEFFE DAYS IN A LIFE.
South porch of Ghost Ranch house
Allen Ginsberg sits with O’Keeffe
shows her how he meditates,
crossed legs, straightened back, closed eyes–
breathe slowly, other instructions
but she doesn’t mimic him.
He asked, "What do you believe?"
She outstretched her arm
palm up in a semi-circle
in front of her toward Pedernal,
"It’s hard to say."
Mountain to the south
fragrant sage, clouds, blue sky
rocks she had gathered
beauty around her everywhere.
Later driving Allen & Peter to Santa Fe.
Allen called her a witch.
I nearly drove
off a curve in the road.
Said he was surprised
how little money she had.
I explained simple
surroundings did not
show her wealth.
July, 1978 http://www.well.com/user/cmerrill/okeeffe.html