Thursday, March 15, 2007

Brothers and Sisters


But Beauty, like the fair Hesperian tree
Laden with blooming gold, had need the guard
Of dragon-watch with unenchanted eye
To save her blossoms, and defend her fruit,
From the rash hand of bold Incontinence.
You may as well spread out the unsunned heaps
Of miser’s treasure by an outlaw’s den,
And tell me it is safe, as bid me hope
Danger will wink on Opportunity,
And let a single helpless maiden pass
Uninjured in this wild surrounding waste.
Of night or loneliness it recks me not;
I fear the dread events that dog them both,
Lest some ill-greeting touch attempt the person
Of our unown├ęd sister.
John Milton, Comus: A Masque Presented at Ludlow Castle

1 comment:

Patsy said...

Chad, I really do enjoy your website, though I know it's discouraging to have so few respond to things you've written. I can hardly believe it's been two years now since you started this. You've done some really good stuff here. You don't need to post this comment; I only wanted to tell you this before I forgot it and I thought this was the best way.

I really loved the "Brothers and Sisters" post! Also, I want to ask you sometime (if you remind me!) about the quote at the top of the site from Charles Williams.

Anyway, I guess we writers write, because we can't NOT write, right?? No matter if others read or respond or not! I wish more people could access this somehow. I know that others could be helped and blessed immeasurably by reading some of your stuff.

Keep up the good work! I'm still working my way through reading things from this site I've not gotten to before, so eventually, I'll get it all read! And enjoy every minute, I'm quite sure!