A Dog on a Lead

To Arthur Greeves (W) Hotel VictoriaMilford-on-Sea,Hants.Sept 12 1933 My dear Arthur, It was a delightful surprise to get your long and interesting letter: certainly the longest and one of the most interesting letters I have ever had from you. I have been thinking all morning over your question about God and evil which is very … Continue reading A Dog on a Lead

Bowing Down to See

"Bowing down one's head in the dust is a very good thing, the humble beginning of all happiness. When we have bowed our heads in the dust for a little time, the happiness comes; and then (leaving our heads in the humble and reverent position) we kick up our heels behind in the air. That … Continue reading Bowing Down to See


Step softly, under snow or rain,    To find the place where men can pray;The way is all so very plain    That we may lose the way. Oh, we have learnt to peer and pore    On tortured puzzles from our youth,We know all the labyrinthine lore,We are the three wise men of yore,    And we know all things but truth. … Continue reading THE WISE MEN

A Confession

I am so coarse, the things the poets seeAre obstinately invisible to me.For twenty years I’ve stared my level bestTo see if evening -- any evening -- would suggestA patient etherized upon a table;In vain. I simply wasn’t able.To me each evening looked far moreLike the departure from a silent, yet a crowded, shoreOf a … Continue reading A Confession