The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness. – Nikos Kazantzakis

Poem of the Week

This Living Hand

This living hand, now warm and capable

Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold

And in the icy silence of the tomb,

So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights

That thou wouldst wish thine own heart dry of blood

So in my veins red life might stream again,

And thou be conscience-calmed—see here it is

I hold it towards you.

– John Keats

One response

  1. Beyond Apathy

    List of the poems thus far:

    – Mirabeau Bridge (Apollinaire)
    – Dover Beach (Arnold)
    – The Conqueror Worm (Poe)
    – Invictus (Henley)
    – Across + Condition (Seth)
    – Dirge Without Music (Millay)
    – Gathering Leaves (Frost)
    – The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (Eliot)
    – Dreams (Hughes)
    – Was There A Time (Thomas)
    – Where the Sidewalk Ends (Silverstein)
    – Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird (Stevens)
    – The Sunlight on the Garden (MacNeice)
    – Song of Myself (Whitman)
    – This Living Hand (Keats)

    June 18, 2010 at 2:39 AM

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