I am not an economist, though for a period I did fancy pursuing that profession. Providence intervened, however, and rescued me from a life of spreadsheets, pie charts, and uninteresting-but-important-sounding conversations. This is not to say that I do not value certain of the laws of economics. Quite the contrary, there are two that I … Continue reading Strength and Silence
By: William Shakespeare That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruin'd choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. In me thou see'st the twilight of such day As after sunset fadeth in the west, Which … Continue reading Sonnet 73: That Time of Year Thou Mayest in Me Behold
Ho! Ho! Ho! To the bottle I go To heal my heart and drown my woe. Rain may fall and wind may blow, And many miles be still to go But under a tall tree I will lie, And let the clouds go sailing by.
Shy one, shy one, Shy one of my heart, She moves in the firelight Pensively apart. She carries in the dishes, And lays them in a row. To an isle in the water With her would I go. She carries in the candles, And lights the curtained room, Shy in the doorway And shy in … Continue reading W.B. Yeats: To an Isle in the Water