“He thought he saw an Elephant
That practised on a fife:
He looked again, and found it was
A letter from his wife.
‘At length I realize,’ he said,
‘The bitterness of Life!'”
(Lewis Caroll in Sylvie and Bruno)
“In the end, a finished polished piece…
Makes the artist, happy and at peace.
The work is finally done…
What hard work, finished-Now
feelings of enjoyed fun.”
(M. Gale in A painted house is like a poem)
“In this street
There is no beginning, no movement, no peace and no end
But noise without speech, food without taste.
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)