Stephen Evans

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Stephen is a playwright and author of The Marriage of True Minds and A Transcendental Journey.

Milton: A Limerick

 

It is said that John Milton was Blind

And the world that he served was Unkind

So he waited to See

Standing Gloriously

For he couldn’t go blind in the Mind

 

Illustration by Seba Armstrong via Shutterstock.com

 

 

 

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Rosy Cole
'They also serve who only stand and wait.' When I Consider How My Light is Spent: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44750/s... Read More
Monday, 15 June 2020 18:15
Stephen Evans
Helpful context ... Read More
Monday, 15 June 2020 20:36
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Coleridge: A Limerick

 

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Samuel fancied a Dream

But Xanadu vanished Abeam

Of the pipe and the Puff

For the love of the Stuff

He imagined a higher Esteem

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The Problem

 

"The problem is not so much to see what nobody has yet seen, as to think what nobody has yet thought concerning that which everybody sees" 

Arthur Shopenhauer

 

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/11682.Arthur_Schopenhauer

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Rosy Cole
Am somewhat bemused by how this can be validated or proven.
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 16:15
Stephen Evans
I think the rare and precious revolutions of human thought happen this way - Buddha, Plato, Kant, Einstein. I have neglected Sho... Read More
Thursday, 04 June 2020 03:04
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The Best Thing for Being Sad

“The best thing for being sad," replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, "is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”


― T.H. White, The Once and Future King

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Rosy Cole
The best thing for being sad is to write (a book). It covers everything :-)
Saturday, 18 April 2020 15:49
Stephen Evans
That is always a learning process!
Sunday, 19 April 2020 16:10
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Rosy Cole So May We All
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I intend to try with the cap locks on, but in a quiet, subtle kind of way :-)
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I agree, Stephen. It's the simple things.
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