Quixote & Sancho
That most gentle knight
(fierce tho’ his wrath in anger)
rides forth still with loyal Sancho at his side
(or perhaps a few paces back, a song on his lips)
in search of Great Deeds and Adventures
(the Don of La Mancha thinking wide, full thoughts
which keep alive forever the Quest).
You may chance upon them
some drowsy summer afternoon, turning a dusty bend in the road;
Quixote ever ready with noble words, valorous acts,
Pancho ever the voice of reason.
Salute them, as I have, at every turn where they might
have passed . . .
Salute them with the deathless knight’s own words:
“I prefer a wise madness to a foolish sanity.”