Global Warming Heat Meter

Monday, December 5, 2016

In this fine #AlanWatts quote,[ " I'm
quoting the Book of Common Prayer. And so, all those people who are oriented to the universe in that way feel related to basic reality as a subject to a king. And so they are on very, very humble terms in relation to whatever it is that works all this thing. I find it odd, in the United States, that people who are citizens of a republic have a monarchical theory of the universe. That you can talk about the president of the United States as LBJ, or Ike, or Harry, but you can't talk about the lord of the universe in such familiar terms. "]…/c…/watts_alan/watts_alan_article1.shtml (see above for more of linked quote) . Alan is speaking very much like Percy Bysshe Shelley in his fine poem ' The Revolt of Islam' which addressed the disillusionment of the French people after their glorious French Revolution veered tragically into Napoleon's despotism. The French people could have solved that perplexing dilemma of political power
that often strikes good democratic revolutions if they knew it is always better to be #strongertogether .
Here is my own interpretation of the Alan Watts quote and Shelley' s ' The Revolt of Islam. :
glorious breeze,lovers needs
for poets past and present
our constituency is the World
to unfurl
the peoples' proud majesty
of cultural and animal diversity
Freedom' s ring
I, You,and All to sing.

No comments:

Post a Comment