Thursday, November 2, 2023

Quote of the Day (Edgar Lee Masters, on ‘The Winds of Destiny’)

“I have studied many times
The marble which was chiseled for me—
A boat with a furled sail at rest in a harbor….
And now I know that we must lift the sail
And catch the winds of destiny
Wherever they drive the boat.”—American poet and lawyer Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950), “George Gray,” in Spoon River Anthology (1915)
I took the image accompanying this post while on vacation nine years ago in Hilton Head, SC.

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