December 28th, 2007
Darren Barefoot posted to Jaiku and Twitter a line from the John Keats poem "Ode on a Grecian Urn". Just yesterday I learned about TruthBeauty, an exhibition of Pictorialist photography at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Both reminded me of when the Simpsons family got a tour of the military school Bart was to attend, and they passed by a classroom.
Cadet: Truth is beauty, beauty truth, sir!
Lisa: They're discussing poetry! Oh, they never do that at my school.
Teacher: But the truth can be harsh and disturbing! How can that be considered beautiful?
Marge: Well, they sure sucked the fun out of that poem.