Sunday, March 24, 2013


for Copthorne Macdonald

     If being wise is knowing what is good
    And acting in accord with how we should
    To bring about what is most valuable,
    Then truly such a life were beautiful—

    For Goodness, Truth and Beauty reign supreme
    In constituting our kind’s grandest dream
    Of living in accord with what is wise:
    That motive we need most to realize.