Tuesday, March 02, 2010

GK Chesterton And Paradox

The ability to invert a concept and see the wisdom in the reversal, is very rabbinic: "Perhaps the opposite is also true." It is much of what attracts me to Chesterton. A friend and poet in his own time had apparently had enough, however, and penned this:
O Gilbert, I know there are many who like
Your talks on the darkness of light,
The shortness of length
And the weakness of strength
And the one on the lowness of height. Edward Anthony

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