[Milton-L] An antidote . . .

Matthew Jordan matthewjorda at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 11:42:03 EDT 2014


I am moved to recall my - let us call it - amusement at all the students of
Kate Belsey and Francis Barker who dutifully reproduced their superiors'
strictures on "bourgeois marriage" in first books touchingly dedicated to
spouses...


On 17 April 2014 16:10, Carol Barton, Ph.D., CPCM
<cbartonphd1 at verizon.net>wrote:

>  to all of the salacious images we've been conjuring the past couple of
> days. This seems to me a wonderful expression of the kind of lovemaking
> that approaches pre-lapsarian sex in the fallen world--it's not without *desire,
> *but it is without *lust*:
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>  Poem of the Day: Immortal Sails by Alfred Noyes
> Now, in a breath, we'll burst those gates of gold,
>    And ransack heaven before our moment fails.
> Now, in a breath, before we, too, grow old,
>    We'll mount and sing and spread immortal sails.
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> It is not time that makes eternity.
>    Love and an hour may quite out-span the years,
> And give us more to hear and more to see
>    Than life can wash away with all its tears.
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> Dear, when we part, at last, that sunset sky
>    Shall not be touched with deeper hues than this;
> But we shall ride the lightning ere we die
>    And seize our brief infinitude of bliss,
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> With time to spare for all that heaven can tell,
> While eyes meet eyes, and look their last farewell.
>
> Source: *Collected Poems* (1947)
> I hope it helps to . . . cleanse the intellectual palate.
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> Best to all,
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> Carol Barton
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> Carol Barton, Ph.D., CPCM
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> A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
> Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the
> offense cannot reach it. -Rene Descartes, philosopher and mathematician
> (1596-1650)
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