Hikers stand near the top of a natural rock bridge on Mt. Rainier, Washington, May 1963.
Photograph by Barry Bishop, National Geographic
—Dennis O’Driscoll, Poetry, July 1999
O’Driscoll’s collection Dear Life has won the Irish Times Poetry Now Award. O’Driscoll died on December 24, 2012.
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John A Sargent III, THE HIERARCHY OF PERSISTENCE (2012)
"John Allston Sargent III has exhibited his paintings nationally since 1988. After receiving his BA in Studio Arts and American Studies from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Sargent went on to earn a MFA in Painting from the Ohio State University. He lives and works in South Euclid, OH.” - Artist’s Info
I trim myself to the storm of time,
I man the rudder, reef the sail,
Obey the voice at eve obeyed at prime:
“Lowly faithful, banish fear,
Right onward drive unharmed;
The port, well worth the cruise, is near,
And every wave is charmed.