September 23, 2017

Introducing his poem, Unsought, Peter contrasts the writings of Bertrand Ruessll and Georg Hegel, saying that, in general, people re-read Russell's sentences to savour them and Hegel's to try to understand what they were intended to mean.  The Roman poet Horace wrote a couplet that has been rendered in English as, "Seek not for words, seek only facts and thought / and crowding-in will come the words unsought."  Unsought expands on this idea, adding the proviso that the words will not come crowding-in if the thoughts they seek to express are wooly and incoherent.


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