Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The life of the mind

The life of the mind, he thinks to himself: is that what we have dedicated ourselves to, I and these other lonely wanderers in the bowels of the British museum? Will there be a reward for us one day? Will our solitariness lift, or is the life of the mind its own reward?



kabir said...

Life of the mind??

The truth depends on a walk around a lake,
A composing as the body tires

- Wallace Stevens, Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction

Asha said...

Thank you - great poetry is so hard to come by, or maybe I am searching in all the wrong places.

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