Monthly Archives: October 2015

Of All Things…

Of all things that are ever known Is man the only knower known, So those who state that man’s not great Have lost first place in false debate. “The stars are greater,” some exclaim, But only man gives “great” a … Continue reading

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The Word (“The word of the earth in the ears of the world, was it God? was it man?”—Swinburne, “Hymn of Man”)

O word of “man”, A-top the concept, thing, that’s he, Upon my lips, yea, firmly lay Your master-morn of majesty, Forever mighty, forced by none, Not miracle, not lucky chance, But mover prime of upward run To rare new heights … Continue reading

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Never Done

I’m here, in dark, at dawn’s begin; Begins the ground to rise. Each outward step goes higher yet, As leader for my eyes. I look, look up; what do I see? A star as bright as bright can be! The … Continue reading

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The Guilty Gun

Inspector Joe Smith entered the apartment of Tom Swazi at 9:49 p.m. The door had been unlocked and there was no response to his loud knock. He had responded to an anonymous tip that shots had been fired. Mr. Swazi … Continue reading

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Altruism is False-uism

What is duty? Conduct due to moral superiors. Down with inferior superiors! Judge none as high Who want to control your “I”! For they are low, as low as they can go! Altruism is but the killer’s tool To twist … Continue reading

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Up Straight

The flower Right must not grow wrong, The hall of truth must flood—with song; The mildest word of Logic’s force Must be like steel upon its course: That living men catch joy at last To let religion blow on past, … Continue reading

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Master Hero

Bound by beauty nowhere found But on the artist’s birthing ground, Lit by sharpish sight full smit With spark of thought that lives for it, Held, now, by its strength’ning spell, Sees he canvas asking, bare, Sees his leading vision … Continue reading

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