Favourite Poems.
(some  inspiring and others amusing)

My candle burns at both ends
it will not last the night
but Ah my foes and Oh my friends
it gives a lovely light.

Edna St Vincent Millay.

 He who bends to himself a joy,
does the wingéd life destroy.
But he who kisses the joy as it flies,
lives in Eternity's sunrise.

The Divine Image
(from Songs of Innocence)

To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love,
All pray in their distress,
And to these virtues of delight
Return their thankfulness.

For Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love.
Is God our Father dear;
And Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love,
Is man, his child and care.

For Mercy has a human heart,
Pity, a human face;
And Love, the human form divine;
And Peace, the human dress.

Then every man, of every clime,
That prays in his distress,
Prays to the human form divine:
Love, Mercy, Pity, Peace.

And all must love the human form,
In heathen, Turk, or Jew.
Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell,
There God is dwelling too.

William Blake

Seht die Sterne die da lehren
wie man soll den Meister ehren.
Jeder folgt nach Newtons Plan
Ewig schweigend seiner Bahn.

                              Observe the stars and you will learn
to honour Newton in your turn,
  for each obeys the Master's laws
 ever silent in its course.
Albert Einstein (translated  S.C.)

Nature and Nature's Laws lay hid in night.
God said "Let Newton be!" and all was light.

Alexander Pope.

 It did not last.  The Devil howling "HO!
 Let Einstein Be!" restored the status-quo.
  Professor J.C. Squire.


Treason doth never prosper; what's the reason?
For if it prosper none dare call it treason.

Sir John Harington (1561 - 1612: Godson to
Elizabeth 1st and inventor of the flush toilet.)


 Posterity shall ne'er survey
a nobler grave than this.
Here lie the bones of Castlereagh,
Stop traveller,
(supply your own ending).

 Lord Byron

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