Aldwinckle, Eric, Poem, February 1945

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Description: 
Manuscript of poem "To H.S. and all those like him", p. 2.

Tabs

Case Study: 
Creative Dialogue Across the Ocean: Eric Aldwinckle’s Letters to Harry Somers
Creator: 
Aldwinckle, Eric
Source: 
poem
Date: 
February 1945
Place: London
Collection/Fonds: 
Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format. Reproduced with the kind permission of Margaret Bridgman.

Identifier: 
00001623-2
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Listen to your heart whisper to your mind
for while your mind has many servants
it has but one master.
And this is not sentiment but science
Seek truth with the mind but,
seek it in the heart.
Yet remember, that even as you cannot always see the sun,
Neither can you always hear the heart.
It also rises and sets
The tide of all things ebbs and flows
in Life, the only constancy is
Ceaseless change.
When the sun has long since set
You do not weep, but open eyed
see reflected light upon the moon
And even when the moon has set
The Sun reveals more clearly, stars,
Until another dawn.
So shall your ideal be
The blinding heat of inspiration as at noon
is soon to cool and set, but
It will rise again, again, again
Each day different, according to the season