“Our knowledge is a torch of smoky pine
That lights the pathway but one step ahead
Across a void of mystery and dread.”
(G. Santayana in Sonnets and other verses)
“And it’s one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam;
And it’s five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain’t no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we’re all gonna die.”
(Country Joe and the fish in Vietnam Song)
‘s Hertogenbosch (NL)
“Without delay, without haste
We would build the beginning and the end of this street.
We build the meaning:
A Church for all
And a job for each
Each man to his work.”
(T.S. Eliot in The Rock)
“Wait a minute, something’s wrong, baby.
The key wont unlock the door.
I got a bad, bad feeling that my baby don’t live here no more.”
(Jimi Hendrix in Red house)
“Ain’t talkin’, just walkin’
Up the road around the bend
Heart burnin’, still yearnin’
In the last outback, at the world’s end.”
(Bob Dylan in Ain’t talkin’)