11 February 2011

The Metaphysics of Thought ...

When will you understand?
Mark what I say:
Whatever you hold in your hand
Will be blown away.
Must you learn for yourself
Listen: take warning;
Whatever you put on the shelf
Will be gone by morning.
Soon you must play your part.
What are you learning?
Get it by heart! By heart!
I have seen books burning.

-Beatrice Warde (1941)

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