The quicksounds of AUTOMATISM and DREAMS vanish upon wakening. But the rocks of the IMAGINATION still remain.
HEAVEN wheels above you Displaying to you her eternal glories And still your eyes are on the ground.
Pure intellectual LIGHT, fulfilled with love, Love of the true Good, filled with all delight, Transcending sweet delights, all sweets above. LIGHT of the understanding, full of love, Love of the true good, full of joy within, Joy that transcends all the heart conceiveth.< In yonder heaven the LUMEN gloriae Reveals the MAKER to created mind Which in His sight above finds peace for age There is LIGHT yonder which makes visible CREATOR to CREATION, that alone In seeing HIM can in its own peace dwell.
This is a process by which our control is changing the direction of evolution. We have to weigh its advantages and its disadvantages. Meanwhile let us ignore a larger principle: every branch of government in its own field controls the evolution of the people it administers. The punishment of crime affects the reproduction of the criminal class. EDUCATION affects or even determines the mating group of those who pass through the system, Taxation and subsidies affect the relative numbers of children born in the different social classes and can be adjusted to vary the result over a wide range. All these policies affecting health, crime, education and economy are carried out in unconsciousness of their evolutionary effects.
Closed in the STYLE the tender pitch shall end, The lengthening wood in circling stamens bend; The smoother rind its soft embroidery spread In vaulted petals o'er their fertile bed; While the rough bark, in circling mazes roll'd, Forms the green cup with many a wrinkled fold.
We all have to lose sometimes before we can win, We have to cry sometimes before we can smile, We have to hurt before we can be strong, But if you keep working AND BELIEVING, You'll have VICTORY in the end.
But this rationalistic point of view itself falls onto an error. It fails to see that the NON-RATIONAL character of Religion performs a function for both the society and the personality, and therefore it will not be overcome simply by substituting scientific explanations for Religious explanations of the universe. A boy who is in love will not necessarily cease to be in love because he is told that his girl is merely a bundle of cells like any other mammal.
A little Seed, A little care; Some sun, some rain, A flower there.
A little deed, A love to stare; Some smiles. Some tears, A FRIENDSHIP rare.
To scan the laws of NATURE, to explore The tranquil reign of mild philosophy; Or on Newtonian wings sublime to soar through the bright regions of the starry sky.
There can be no doubt that all the special characteristics of LIVING ORGANISMS distinguishing them from INANIMATE matter are the result of the specific organisation of complex molecular systems which are governed by the same FUNDAMENTAL LAWS which determine the properties of individual atoms and molecules and inanimate matter which is built up from them.
HAPPINESS resides not in possessions and not in gold. The feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.
Everything should be questioned EVERYTHING DOUBT
We slowly drove - he knew no haste And I had put away My labor and my leisure too, For His Civility.
We passed the School, where children strove At Recess - in the Ring We passed the Fields of Gazing Grain We passed the setting Sun.
Or rather - He passed us. The Dews drew quivering and chill For only Gossamer, my Gown My Tippet - only Tulle.
We passed before a House that seemed A Swelling of the Ground the Roof was scarcely visible The Cornice - in the Ground.
Since then - 'tis Centuries - and yet Feels shorter than the Day I first surmised the Horses Heads were towards ETERNITY,
The BRAIN is deeper than the sea For - hold them - Blue to Blue The one the other will absorb As Sponges - Buckets - do, The Brain is just the WEIGHT of GOD.
For - Heft them - Pound for Pound They will differ - if they do As Syllable from Sound.
It was not FROST, for on my Flesh I felt Siroccos - crawl Nor fire - for just my Marble feet Could keep a Chancel - cool.
And yet, it tasted, like them all, The Figures I have seen Set orderly, for Burial, Reminded me, of mine.
As if my LIFE were shaven, and fitted to a frame, And could not breathe without a key, And 'twas like Midnight, some
When everything that ticked - has stopped - And SPACE stays all around Or Grisly frosts - first Autumn morns, Repeal the Beating Ground.
But more, like CHAOS - Stops - cool Without a Chance, or Spar Or even a Report of Land to justify - DESPAIR.
What fortitude the SOUL contains, That it can so endure The accent of a coming Foot - The opening of a Door.
HAPPY the Man and happy he alone, He who can call TODAY his own; He who secure within, can say, Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have liv'd today.
Some wearied for a sex Like a science of known relations: A God proved through the flesh - or else a mother. They dipped in this huge pond and found it An ocean of shipwrecked mariners instead Cried out and foundered, losing one another.
But some sailed into this heaven Laughing, and completely undecided, Expecting nothing more Than the mad friendship of bodies, And farewells undistinguished by pride:
They wrote those poems - the diminuitive of madness While at a window someone stood and cried.
Keep safe from noonfall Starlight and smokefall where Waves roll, waves toll but feel None of our roving fever.
From dayfever and nightsadness Keep, bless, hold: From cold Wrap your sulky beauty into sleep Out of the swing of the Swing of the sea.