Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Albrecht Dürer - Melencolia I

Or let my lamp at midnight hour
Be seen in some high lonely tower,
Where I may oft outwatch the Bear
With thrice great Hermes, or unsphere
The spirit of Plato to unfold
What worlds or what vast regions hold
The immortal mind that hath forsook
Her mansion in this fleshly nook.

John Milton, from Il Penseroso, quoted here