Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I've always wondered this, but in every toilet (I always though it was just in the ladies but Tom informs me it's in the gents as well) on campus there's a small plaque with some poetry

"But, in chaste hearts uninfluenced by the power
Of outward change, there blooms a deathless flower,
That breathes on earth the air of paradise."

I've only just got around to finding out where it's from (yes, I know I've been on campus on and off for 7-8 years):

LOVE'S JUSTIFICATION

by: Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)
This English translation of "Love's Justification" was composed by William Wordsworth (1770-1850).
(full text here: http://www.poetry-archive.com/b/loves_justification.html)

The questions is, why??? Any thoughts?