-Hendrik Hertzberg, "Too Many Chiefs", The New Yorker, Feb. 19th & 26th, 2007
The little craftsmen of the Coral Sea
Strenuous in the blue abyss,
Up-builds his marvelous gallery
And long arcade,
Erections freaked with many a fringe
Of marble garlandry,
Evincing what a worm can do.
-Herman Melville, "Venice", Timolean, &. (1891)
-Vicki Haddock, "All talk but little action by Congress on the war", San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, February 18th, 2007
Forever the scheme of Nature thrives;
I know a wind in purpose strong--
It spins against the way it drives.
What if the gulfs their slimed foundations bare?
So deep must the stones be hurled
Whereon the throes of ages rear
The final empire and the happier world.
Of strong revenge & Skofeld Vegetated by Reubens Gate
In every Nation of the Earth till the Twelve Sons of Albion
Enrooted into every Nation: a mighty Polypus growing
From Albion over the whole Earth: such is my awful Vision.
-William Blake, Jerusalem, Chap. I