Random Reflections 6

William Butler Yeats

Common sense has been replaced by convoluted nonsense at every turn.

Where man is the measure of all things, no two yardsticks are the same.

Nothing could be further from the spirit of Christmas than political campaign ads. Rather than encouraging peace and unity, these ads promote anger and division. It would be easy to lay all the blame on the politicians, but it would not help explain why these ads are effective.

Poetry is the long way around the clarity barn. It makes a lot more sense to me when read aloud. For example:

… and again:

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