Il Penseroso

From those who know so: Be always moody, But only rarely Il Penseroso. —Robert C. Pooley, ed. England in Literature (Scott, Foresman and Co., 1963), p. 210 * Reading Milton, I don’t usually go slow, But I only rarely read Il Penseroso. * You may love many times, But you live only once. * A toast to those who worry the best, May they be able to fulfill the most. * I’m happier for having turned Only to meet a blank wall, Than not to have turned at all.

December 1969