August 09, 2004


Posted by Curt at 02:15 AM in Literature | TrackBack


"In our time the destiny of man presents its meanings in political terms."
--Thomas Mann

How can I, that girl standing there,
My attention fix
On Roman or on Russian
Or on Spanish politics,
Yet here's a travelled man that knows
What he talks about,
And there's a politician
That has both read and thought,
And maybe what they say is true
Of war and war's alarms,
But O that I were young again
And held her in my arms.
--William Butler Yeats, 1939