Leo Marks

Just finished Between Silk and Cyanide.

Leo Marks certainly had an interested few years during WWII. I found myself feeling jealous. As a child, I always thought I had a destiny. A part to play in something important. That I would make my mark on the world somehow. 1995-2002 was my interesting time, but I feel it was somewhat anti-climatic. I wonder if I have a rendezvous with destiny at some point in the future.

Anyway, the book was excellent. I always appreciate a piece of art that I can learn something from and this book had some juicy bits of wisdom. Here is an original poem from Leo Marks below which I especially liked. Leo Marks died in 2001.

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause

For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours
and yours

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