– – LIFE & DEATH IN ART – –
Something has spoken to me in the night, burning the tapers of the waning year;
something has spoken in the night, and told me I shall die. I know not where. Saying:
“To lose the earth you know, for greater knowing;
to lose the life you have for greater life;
to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving;
to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.
Whereon the pillars of this earth are founded,
toward which the conscience of the world is tending-
a wind is rising, and the rivers flow.”
-Thomas Wolfe, You Can’t Go Home Again
Adolf Hering, Death and the Maiden, 1900
Sidney Sime, The Ultimate God, from Time and the Gods, 1906
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