The babe upraised his wondering eyes,Illustration by Ernest H. Shepard, from When We Were Very Young.
And timidly he said, "A trend towards experiment In modern minds is bred.
"I feel the will to roam, to learn By test, experience, nous That fire is hot and ocean deep, And wolves carnivorous. "My brain demands complexity."
The lisping cherub cried. I looked at him, and only said,
"Go on. The world is wide."
A tear rolled down his pinafore, "Yet from my life must pass
The simple love of sun and moon,
The old games in the grass;
"Now that my back is to my home Could these again be found?"
I looked on him, and only said, "Go on. The world is round."
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Chesterton Quote for the Day: from "Envoy"
From Greybeards at Play, by G.K. Chesterton