Edwin Muir

(15 May 1887 – 3 January 1959 / Orkney / Scotland)

The Good Man in Hell


If a good man were ever housed in Hell
By needful error of the qualities,
Perhaps to prove the rule or shame the devil,
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  • Rookie Deci Hernandez (5/16/2012 9:59:00 AM)

    to think of half of eternity is no doubt to think of eternity still. and there is a temp to bring hope to the hopeless but this is nothing and in it still there is hope. i disagree with the message (if i understand the message) but the idea of bringing peace to those who may have none as an everlasting effort is well worth fighting for living and dying for (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jessica Layman (5/16/2012 2:08:00 AM)

    This piece is beautifully worded and inspiring. (Report) Reply

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