Monday, January 23, 2017

Quote of the Week

On the power of poetry:

"Much is the force of heaven-bred poesy...
For Orpheus' lute was strung with poets' 
           sinews,
Whose golden touch could soften steel and 
           stones,
Make tigers tame, and huge leviathans
Forsake unsounded deeps to dance on sands."

- William Shakespeare, from his play Two Gentlemen of Verona

(Painting: "Allegory of the Poet," by Jacob Jordaens, c. 1660)

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