If you want to serve the age, betray it
There's a truly great Irish poet. His name is Brendan Kennelly, and he has this epic poem called the Book of Judas, and there's a line in that poem that never leaves my mind, it says: "If you want to serve the age, betray it." What does that mean, to betray the age?
Well to me betraying the age means exposing its conceits, it's foibles; it's phony moral certitudes. It means telling the secrets of the age and facing harsher truths.
- Extraordinary Creativity
- "We are not just in the universe, we are the unive...
- Does time move or do we?
- The plain facts
- The Big Blue
- Marred with sweat and dust and blood
- So long as you have your life...
- Boldest measures too weak
- If you want to serve the age, betray it
- Reachiong for the Stars
- Not the common man. Not in common hours
- Enduring attention yields answers!
- Younger than in Youth
- ▼ December (17)