Leo Marks

By | December 20, 2004

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

One thought on “Leo Marks

  1. fiat lux

    Just remember Glen, Harry Truman was a failed small business owner. He didn’t hit his peak until well into his later years.

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