Thursday, November 20, 2014

Quote Thursday

You love like a coward.
Don't take no steps at all.
Just stand around and hope 
for things to happen out right.
and unknowing
like a hog under an acorn tree.
Eating and grunting with your ears
hanging over your eyes,
and never even looking up
to see where the acorns
are coming from.

~Z. N. Hurston
from Their Eyes Were Watching God

I am not sure that Zora didn't mean that to be a poem.  It jumped out of the book at me many, many years ago.

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