Noisy Desperation

14 07 2010

A friend was recently reading Thoreau, as you do, and came across his aphorism:

The mass of men (sic) lead lives of quiet desperation.

It reminded him of a poem he’d read a long time ago by a graduate of an  American university. It went as follows:

I like Thoreau but can’t abide his famous declaration

that most us  pursue a life of quiet desperation

I really think that most of us  (and this is hardly laudable)

would much prefer to make our desperation audible.

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14 07 2010
Erika

My father say that all the time that desperate people have to prove something, those who are not desperate they already got what they wanted.:-)
I am not sure if I share his opinion…




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