Friday, August 03, 2007

Cummings

whatever's merely wilful,
and not miraculous
(be never it so skilful)
must wither fail and cease
--but better than to grow
beauty knows no

their goal(in calm and fury:
through joy and anguish)who've
made her,outglory glory
the little while they live--
unless by your thinking
forever's long

let beauty touch a blunder
(called life)we die to breathe,
itself becomes her wonder
--and wonderful is death;
but more,the older he's
the younger she's

Sunday, July 29, 2007

A salutary reflection

On repentance and procrastination. From St Augustine. At the Daily Eudemon.