Live First

“Men who have lived nowhere are buried nowhere.
No Monument shall mark his head; no local roots clutch his breast.
Richmond and Kew have not undone him; Syracuse and Albany have not destroyed him.
No place wore him away, and nowhere receives him at last.
He shall return no more to his house; neither shall his place know him anymore.”
(Robert Farrar Capon, The Romance of the Word, 41)