Words have their stories as men have their ones.
Words fly from land to land & travel from age to age, changing their shapes & senses...
Friday, July 29, 2011
Nature's Great Masterpiece
John Donne (1572-1631), English metaphysical poet, had never explored the broad expanse of ocean & had not seen the whale shark swimming there at leisure. He kept staying in his study, thinking, & creating poems. One day, he wrote a passage to praise the elephant:
Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant,
The only harmless great thing...