Monthly Archives: May 2018

Ear-Wig II…

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… “But let us suppose a stateman were to put his nation in the position

of having to pursue ‘grand politics’ though it were ill equipped to do so.”

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“Or worse, suppose he forced his nation to politicise when it had otherwise

better things to do…”

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“Would we call such a statesman great?”

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“Undoubtedly, else he would not have been able to achieve such a feat.

He may have been mad to attempt it but perhaps all greatness starts out as madness.”

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“I disagree, we might want to call him strong and mad but never great!”

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Let the ignorant speculate –

When one nation becomes spiritually shallow,

another sets out for the deep…

Ear-Wig

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“He understands about as much philosophy as a pheasant!”

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“He is, then, an innocent.”

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“But it is all one in this age of the masses.”

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“They prostrate themselves before anything, well, massive.”

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“And also in politics, where the statesman responsible

for constructing the biggest Babel is called great.”

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“While we can rest secure in the old belief

that only a great idea can bestow greatness

on deed or cause.”

 

 

 

A Particoloured Earth…

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There is no question…

These exhibits should be returned to their native soil.

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My mind wanders to the energy expended in excavation and transportation…

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Could the sculptors have forseen this end for their work?

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There is still coloured-paint on the sandalled feet of ‘the Gods’.

Claw-in-Glove…

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Wherever the spirit of industry

triumphs over the aristocratic spirit

woman aspires to the economic and legal independence of a clerk.

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‘Erica-the-Cleric’, stands inscribed over the portal of our modern society.

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There has been an almost masculine stupidity about this movement

of which real women, that is to say clever women, are heartily ashamed.

There has been a desire to make woman more cultivated

as if history had not declared that to cultivate anything

is to make it weaker.

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That in woman which inspires respect is her ‘nature’,

which is more ‘natural’ than that of man,

her beast-of-prey suppleness and inner savagery.

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Woman is being divested of her enchantment.

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Europe, O’ Europe…

No Goddess lies concealed within this crazy notion.

It is just an idea, and a thoroughly modern idea at that!

 

 

 

Jewel inn the Court…

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It was not as though we could have stumbled across it unawares…

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Even following the map we emerged into the square, which held the round, like mice from a labyrinth…

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It does not take a master-mind to realise there is more to these things than meets the eye…

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Given their penchant for all things circular, The Kings Men, may even have performed here…

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During World War II the bombs dropped not sixty yards away, to devastating effect…

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Which makes me wonder.