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Topic: Poetry: Who is your favorite poet?
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:52:54 AM
William Blake's THE TYGER (from Songs Of Experience) is a piece that both enchants and lurks into my mind with a creepy note:

You are not only man, but creatures not to be named if you let your untamed creations leave your mind carelessly.


Quote:
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare sieze the fire?
And what shoulder, & what art.
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?
What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?
When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
1794

http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~keith/poems/tyger.html
Topic: It is essential to seek out enemy agents who have come to conduct espionage against you and to bribe them to serve you. Give...
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 9:05:38 AM
One only needs to find a quiote of his on bribery now to know how to have it effective.
Topic: The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014 6:21:18 AM
Trivium_Discipulus wrote:
Daemon wrote:
The basis of optimism is sheer terror.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


When the only place to go is up... well... up is optimist, right?


Precisely that, Trivium_Discipulus: optimism can only start at a point there is no further descent possible.