Quotations by my father, Irving Fiske, one of the founders of Quarry Hill Creative Center. The poem on sex is one of his 'Poems of Truth and Beauty.' He wrote several little doggerel verses like this, to serve as the Poems of Truth. Then, his wonderful Ode to a Chocolate Soda followed, as the Poem of Beauty. I'll have to find a copy of that and post it here.
All Irving's poems and quotes copyright 2010 to the Fiske Family.
This is in examination of Keat's idea: "Beauty is truth, truth beauty..." (Ode on a Grecian Urn)
|O Attic shape! fair attitude! with brede|
|Of marble men and maidens overwrought,|
|With forest branches and the trodden weed;|
|Thou, silent form! dost tease us out of thought|
|As doth eternity: Cold Pastoral!||45|
|When old age shall this generation waste,|
|Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe|
|Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st,|
|'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all|
|Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'|