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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mr. O

Posted on Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Glad you liked the poem---Auden was well before his time in terms of his social consciousness. The poem is not really about looking before you leap, but the opposite. That is to say that the leap must happen, regardless. The leap may be a painful but necessary detour, or it may be an inroad that leads to ecstasy, but it must happen. You cannot unknow or unfeel something, unless you want to succumb to being a simple conveyor of convention (boring!)---transcending convention is so much more fun and challenging...still, somehow, I think you maybe kinda got that. Hope your future leaps bring you infinite joy, love and wisdom. Good luck! —A Fellow Passenger

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