Wonder

We no longer notice what once a god was once he’s no longer so. Once a god, the intensity of men’s fears and passions and joys and endless repetitive bloody sacrifice – All were yours – Mankind’s attention enraptured in full, and temples built over eons all across the globe again and again. Now the …

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‘Law,’ by W.H. Auden (September, 1939)

Quick preface: for copyright purposes, I will not be including the entire text of this poem. Besides, it is a bit long. This essay should motivate people to read the original poem in full. The bibliographical reference to it is as follows: W.H. Auden: Selected Poems, edited by Edward Mendelson. New York: Vintage Books, 1989. …

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Impossible

Subtle shapes cut the world into our hopes and fears impressed on the helpless part of the mind’s destiny – And we have no path past the way of years long, long, long, and drawn out painfully. To walk, or to leave, or to stay, all are failures it seems in some way or another …

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