And thus spake the Thunder in 'The Waste Land':
"Datta: what have we given?
My friend, blood shaking my heart
The awful daring of a moment's surrender
Which an age of prudence can never retract
By this, and this only, we have existed ..."
Incidentally, making nature an anchor of our purest thoughts.
Then there are the Beatles:
"And in the end...and in the end,
the love you take is equal to the love you make."
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Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2010 7:35 PM
Subject: Re: OT - sharing a reading of 'Jasmine', a poem by John Eppel
Just reminded of Coleridge's famous lines from 'Dejection: An Ode':
"O Lady! we receive but what we give,
And in our life alone does Nature live:
Ours is her wedding-garment, ours her shroud!"