Sunday, November 06, 2005

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"Hap"


If but some vengeful god would call to me
From up the sky, and laugh: 'Thou suffering thing,
Know that thy sorrow is my ecstasy,
That thy love's loss is my hate's profiting!"

Then would I bear it, clench myself, and die,
Steeled by the sense of ire unmerited;
Half-eased in that a Powerfuller than I
Had willed and meted me the tears I shed.

But not so. How arrives it joy lies slain,
And why unblooms the best hope ever sown?
- Crass Casualty obstructs the sun and rain,
And dicing Time for gladness casts a moan. . . .
These purblind Doomsters had as readily strown
Blisses about my pilgrimage as pain.

-Thomas Hardy-

3 comments:

Fp said...

"If there were no God, there would be no Atheists."
-G. K. Chesterton

"Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair."
-Gilbert K. Chesterton

"Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried."
-Gilbert K. Chesterton

WOLVERINE said...

"God must be a woman; look how tempermental religion is."

--I forget. :-P

Anonymous said...

'God is dead.' Nietsche


'Nietche is dead.' God