Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Claude Lorrain
View of the Campagna from Tivoli

The Truth  is stirless 
Other forces  may be presumed to move 
This  then  is best for confidence – 
When oldest Cedars swerve 

And Oaks untwist their fists 
And Mountains - feeble - lean 
How excellent a Body, that
Stands without a Bone 

How vigorous a Force
That holds without a Prop 
Truth stays Herself  and every man
That trusts Her  boldly up 

– Emily Dickinson