Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Quote for the day: tragedy and poetry

"There us, it seems to assure us, a region where beauty is truth, truth beauty. To it [the Greek] artists would lead us, illumining life's dark confusion by gleams fitful indeed and wavering compared with the fixed light of religious faith, but by some magic of their own...Of all the great poets this is true, but truest of the tragic poets, for the reason that in them the power of poetry confronts the inexplicable."  ~~ Edith Hamilton, The Greek Way

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