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

Unlimited, Undefined and Undefended

Liberty has produced scepticism, and scepticism has destroyed liberty. The lovers of liberty thought they were leaving it unlimited, when they were only leaving it undefined. They thought they were only leaving it undefined, when they were really leaving it undefended. ~G.K. Chesterton: "Eugenics and Other Evils."

Awake

"MEN are never more awake to the good in the world than when they are furiously awake to the evil in the world. Men never enjoy so much the blazing sun and the rushing wind as when they are out hunting the Devil. On the other hand, there are no people so dreary as philosophical … Continue reading Awake