Author: wonderme (202.84.223.---)
Date: 01-04-05 08:20
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O truant Muse what shall be thy amends
For thy neglect of truth in beauty dy\'d?
Both truth and beauty on my love depends;
So dost thou too, and therein dignified.
Make answer Muse: wilt thou not haply say,
\'Truth needs no colour, with his colour fix\'d;
Beauty no pencil, beauty\'s truth to lay;
But best is best, if never intermix\'d\'?
Because he needs no praise, wilt thou be dumb?
Excuse not silence so, for\'t lies in thee
To make him much outlive a gilded tomb
And to be prais\'d of ages yet to be.
Then do thy office, Muse; I teach thee how
To make him seem long hence as he shows now.
There is not a more repulsive spectacle than on old man who will not forsake the world, which has already forsaken him.
T. S. Eliot
Henry David Thoreau
I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances
confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the
life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in
I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.
T. S. Eliot