Lion’s Paws, Blunting

Jim Harrison to Gary Snyder, from the documentary film, The Practice of the Wild:

I used to tell students, when they were being unpleasant, the difference between poetry and you is you look in the mirror and say, ‘I’m getting old,’ right, but Shakespeare looks in the mirror and says, ‘Devouring time, blunt now thy lion’s paws…’

Author: Chris

Chris La Tray is a writer, a walker, and a photographer. He is an enrolled member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians and lives in Missoula, MT.

6 thoughts on “Lion’s Paws, Blunting”

  1. A birthday? Cheers to you, Chris! May the lion’s paw tread gentle adventure on the savanna of your days.

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