Synge us a songe

    1. Chaucer Doth Tweet:

      Synge us a songe,

      thou art the piano man,

      Synge us a songe thys eve!

      We desyre for to hearen a melodye,

      And swete musique bringeth heartes ease.

August 4: “Beast Slouches Toward Bethlehem”

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The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in the sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

~William Butler Yeats
1920

 

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“W.B. Yeats” by Day Williams

 

 

 

August 4: Napoleon Hill

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.
August 4
Napoleon Hill

594.
It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
~Napoleon Hill

595.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
~Napoleon Hill

596.
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
~Napoleon Hill

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