…el deure i la bellesa…

L’altra dia vaig trobar uns versos en un board de Pinterest d’una poeta americana que no coneixia, l’ Ellen Sturgis Hooper. I, com passa sempre quan comences a navegar, vaig descobrir el Transcendental Club, que no coneixia.

Els versos eren els dos primers d’aquest poema:

I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty;
I woke, and found that life was Duty.

Was thy dream then a shadowy lie?
Toil on, sad heart, courageously,
And thou shalt find thy dream to be
A noonday light and truth to thee.

The Dial (July 1840)
Ellen Sturgis Hooper

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