Author: German (81.198.70.---)
Date: 02-04-06 14:04
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Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year, must alter; he must seek new literary influences; he will have
emotions to express.
T. S. EliotAnything in any way beautiful derives its beauty from itself, and asks nothing beyond itself. Praise is
no part of it, for nothing is made worse or better by praise. -Marcus Aurelius, Mediations (2nd C.),
4.20, TR. Maxwell Staniforth
But do thy worst to steal thyself away,
For term of life thou art assured mine;
And life no longer than thy love will stay,
For it depends upon that love of thine.
Then need I not to fear the worst of wrongs,
When in the least of them my life hath end.
I see a better state to me belongs
Than that which on thy humour doth depend:
Thou canst not vex me with inconstant mind,
Since that my life on thy revolt doth lie.
O! what a happy title do I find,
Happy to have thy love, happy to die!
But what\'s so blessed-fair that fears no blot?
Thou mayst be false, and yet I know it not.
Well, I learned a lot - I went down to Latin America to find out from them
and their views. You\'d be surprised. They\'re all individual countries.