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“Who would play the foolish part / Of fueling a fire / Above whose flame he sees his heart / Dangling from a wire.”
“It is the private deaths of the mind / That matter — the endless burial / And the long atonement of survival ...”
“Biography is a dangerous undertaking — / Like building love's mansion from blueprints, / Or testing the blood-stream for germs of truth.”
“Where the hero bled, you can wipe the sword, / Where he walked, you can plant a tree, / But landmarks do not make biography.”
“Mind on a journey / Stretches thought, / Like strings on a viol, / Thin and taut. ”
Minna Gellert, U.S. poet
(1909 - ?)