Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Humanities Professor on the First Day of Class


“Brothers, friends. Let us never cease to peer

into the misteous matter of long-
ago antiquity, the stuff of legend
and epic, the stuff that begs that perspection
which is so sorely needed in this land.
Let us look at once to the wanderers twain,
those opposite in source but like in goal:
Odysseus and Aeneas, both long
oppressed but finally invictissime.
Let us, in that spirit, press on then, from
place to place, trial to trial, until
the goal be in view, taking our power
from the One Source and His ministers,
both heavenly and terrestrial,
both seen and unseen, both felt and unfelt.”

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