Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The importance of enjoyment ...

Today in Literature reminds us that on this date in 1825 Coleridge wrote "Work Without Hope." It is an odd sonnet, the sestet coming before the octave.

WORK WITHOUT HOPE draws nectar in a sieve,
And HOPE without an object cannot live.

Coleridge was 51 when he wrote it.

Today in Literature also notes that on this date in 1931 F. Scott Fiztgerald's "Babylon Revisited" was published in the Saturday Evening Post.

1 comment:

  1. I read the whole sonnet on the link you gave, Frank, but I still did not understand the "nectar in a sieve" line. I would like to. I feel that the message is apposite, if I could but understand it.

    Maybe it is that wine again.