[Milton-L] An antidote . . .

Horace Jeffery Hodges horacejeffery at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 16:40:58 EDT 2014


Interesting image: "we'll burst those gates of gold, / And ransack heaven"
-- the same hope held by the fallen angels . . .

Jeffery Hodges


On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 12:10 AM, 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.
>
> 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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