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what does little Ernest croon?

Posted by Remy on August 26, 2009

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “The Psalm of Life”:

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not the goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

E. E. Cummings, 26 from No Thanks:

what does little Ernest croon
in his death at afternoon?
(kow dow r 2 bul retoinis
wus de woids uf lil Oinis

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On Suffering

Posted by Remy on August 22, 2009

“Suffering is really a revelation. One discerns things one never discerned before.”

-Oscar Wilde

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The Slimy Style of Indifference : On Pragmatism

Posted by Remy on August 21, 2009

“Far beyond its content, pragmatism has conquered as a style. Great truth in the modern world can only be treated without emphasis. I have heard colleagues talk God as though they talked of a pair of shoes.”

-Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy

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Wordsworth vs. Hopkins & ERH

Posted by Remy on August 20, 2009

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.

-Bill Wordsworth

‘THE CHILD is father to the man.’
How can he be? The words are wild.
Suck any sense from that who can:
‘The child is father to the man.’
No; what the poet did write ran,
‘The man is father to the child.’
‘The child is father to the man!’
How can he be? The words are wild.

-G. Manley Hopkins

“No child is father to the man. Father and mother are the people who call us by our name; as their love bestows this name on us we feel that we own it securely and we feel in place.”

-Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy


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50 Best Catholic Films

Posted by Remy on August 18, 2009

From InsideCatholic.com.

Some surprises on the list and some notable ommissions, but I was quite glad that Bleu made the list, as it is one of my all time favorites. Funny that Chariots of Fire is on the list. If I remember correctly he leaves the Roman Church and dies a Protestant.

What movie would you add and which would you replace?

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