The IFP is here to put into practice what we preach.
We read Robert Browning’s poetry. Here we needed no guidance from the professor: the poems themselves were enough.
As to each of us, the knowledge that we are here but briefly and a nonnegotiable limit is set to our expected time may even be necessary as the incentive to number our days and make them count.
The opportunities that Gorbachev created for international relations have also been missed, perhaps even lost – here, however, primarily because of the United States.
No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
I’m not a bit changed – not really. I’m only just pruned down and branched out. The real me – back here – is just the same.
We’re willing to make difficult and hard decisions and compromises to live in peace with our neighbours, but we’re entitled to our own country where Jews from around the world can come here, just as Palestinians from around the world can come to the Palestinian state.
What you compose with is neither here nor there, you compose with words, or you compose with stone plants and trees, or you compose with events; the Sheriff’s officer, or whatever.
One hundred and ten years from now no one who is here now will be alive.
It should here be added that poetry habitually takes the form of verse.