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Louis MacNeice

“Give those who are gentle strength,
Give those who are strong a generous imagination,
And make their half-truth true and let the crooked
Footpath find its parent road at length.
...
For never to begin
Anything new because we know there is nothing
New, is an academic sophistry--
The original sin.
I have already had friends
Among things and hours and people
But taking them one by one--odd hours and passing people;
Now I must make amends
And try to correlate event with instinct
And me with you or you with you with all,
No longer think of time as a waterfall
Abstracted from a river.”


Louis MacNeice, Autumn Journal
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