This I Believe

William - Livonia, Michigan
Entered on December 31, 2006
Age Group: 50 - 65
  • Podcasts

    Sign up for our free, weekly podcast of featured essays. You can download recent episodes individually, or subscribe to automatically receive each podcast. Learn more.

  • FAQ

    Frequently asked questions about the This I Believe project, educational opportunities and more...

  • Top Essays USB Drive

    This USB drive contains 100 of the top This I Believe audio broadcasts of the last ten years, plus some favorites from Edward R. Murrow's radio series of the 1950s. It's perfect for personal or classroom use! Click here to learn more.

Chucked into the ephemeral ether, the milky night,

with black choice with white. “NO PEPPER!”

Helix bound and memory gagged, “…to the greatest friend I ever had”.

Cyclohexaface in the drink, always on the verge, never there.

Information’s idiot, data’s dream…mothers scream.

Blinded by a color cataract of Fall’s forest wandering,

Deafened by the sound of silent timber’s thundering,

Burned by touches of vanished forever remembering,

Poisoned by a taste for ancient questions echoed answering,

Fouled by sense of timeless frittered feelings.I

The blue macaroon patiently waits, as do the silver slippers filled with moonlit ashes. And as the dancing tears skip out, the endless whispers kiss the wind goodbye.