The Filioque Clause
Saturday, 9 November 2013
From La Torre - Francisco de Quevedo
Withdrawn to this solitary place,
With a few but learned books,
I live conversing with the dead,
listening to them with my eyes.
Open always, if not always understood,
they amend, they enrich my affairs:
in rhythms of contrapuntal silence,
awakened, they speak to the dream of life.
O Don José, for those great souls
absconded by death, the learnéd
press avenges time´s slanders.
In irrevocable flight the hour flees:
but it can be counted fortunate
when we better oursevles by reading.
- Francisco de Quevedo
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