Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wilde Words

"Yet each man kills the thing he loves,

By each let this be heard,
Some do it with a bitter look,
Some with a flattering word,
The coward does it with a kiss,
The brave man with a sword!"

The Ballad of Reading Gaol, Oscar Wilde

Earlier tonight I was reading a book, a book my twin friends gave to me for my birthday last year. I have already read the story years ago because a friend of mine lent me her copy yet earlier I've decided to refresh my memory by reading my own copy which I haven't even bothered to open yet.

Just a few pages into the novel, the author quoted the lines of the poem by Oscar Wilde.

Each man (woman) kills the thing he(she) loves...

Agree or disagree???

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