whose theme is moonlight
...Thoreau's Journal: 28-Sep-1854

As I complain that the voyager to arctic regions, in his description of the scenery, does not enough remind the reader directly or indirectly of the peculiar dreariness of the scene or of the perpetual twilight of the arctic night, so he whose theme is moonlight will find it hard to illustrate it with the light of the moon alone.

1 comment:

michael jameson said...

it is very hard to grasp the experience of another without being there yourself, even a small book would be 300 times the size to grasp exactly what the best writer is telling you!,you cant be made to feel second by second what one even feels! it is a shame that we only get a glimpse and have to use our own imaginations!. michael jameson oldantiqueguy@hotmail.com