Does the Eagle know what is in the pit?
Or wilt thou go ask the Mole?
Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod?
Or Love in a golden bowl?
Qotd: The Atoms of Democritus
And Newton’s Particles of Light
Are sands upon the Red Sea shore,
Where Israel’s tents do shine so bright.
Blake quote of the day:
Sleep! sleep! beauty bright,
Dreaming o’er the joys of night
Sleep! sleep! in thy sleep
Little sorrows sit and weep
And priests in black gowns were walking their rounds,
And binding with briars my joys and desires.
And I saw it was filled with graves,
And tombstones where flowers should be;
& the gates of this Chapel were shut
& Thou shalt not writ over the door;
So I turned to the Garden of Love
That so many sweet flowers bore.
I went to the Garden of Love,
And saw what I never had seen;
A Chapel was built in the midst,
Where I used to play on the green.
Thanks to @EstherHawdon @orwellguy @neuroleptik and @BennyDIAR for mentions.
Apologies for absence – family funeral to attend to, so have been travelling around for the past few days.
Then I went to my pretty rose tree
To tend her by day and by night
But my rose turned away with jealousy
And her thorns were my only delight