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Posted on 2013.07.27 at 22:55


where hypotheses come to die
madman101 at 2013-07-29 02:05 (UTC) (Lien)
Well, I think this context kinda explains your reaction somewhat as well..
In the television series Millennium the pilot episode features a serial killer called the Frenchman who quotes the poem in detail, particularly the lines concerning the 'ceremony of innocence'."

I am very concerned abut the end of the world, and if it is nearing, I feel a responsibility to deal with it. I am trying to understand earth changes - like sinkholes all over the planet. On the other hand, many believe this poem is about history, not the future. He was just talking blarney out the side of his mouth, like I am always doing.

I also think that this poem also fits the theme of my journal - but where innocence does prevail against adversity. Certainly, in this poem, these lines do describe our times:

The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity."

Well, if you do hear the Burroughs recording, you will see that he seems to take the side of the innocent/ meek, in revolt against the evil powers that be - so maybe that will thrill you as it did me.
(PS - ha ha - I was an English major for about a year).
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