Primary Category: Literature / Poetry
- Woodcock, John
- Date of entry: Aug-17-2001
The doctor-speaker sets himself against "saintly" people who always "find the beautiful" in death and disasters. Allowing their "good point," he sides with the view that such things are "not beautiful." He ends with a strongly worded paradox: "[S]ometimes, I think that to curse is more sacred / than to pretend by affirming. And offend."
Literature and Medicine 3: 46 (1985)
Johns Hopkins Univ. Press