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Into the gap between technology and environment, a black and fearsome chasm, man pours himself.
Marriage is the last sacrament available to modern man, and with the terrible destruction of interpersonal relations by capitalism and its war-making State, it is not very available, nor is it surely enduring. But then, vision does not come with guarantees.
Poetry has ceased to be a public art and has become, as Whitehead said of religion, "What man does with his aloneness."
Man thrives where angels die of ecstasy and pigs die of disgust. The contemporary situation is like a longstanding, fatal disease. It is impossible to recall what life was like without it. We seem always to have had cancer of the heart.
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December 22, 1905
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