Aldous Huxley

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Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. Best known for his novels including Brave New World and a wide-ranging output of essays, Huxley also edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories, poetry, travel writing, film stories and ...
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Darkness
My close-walled soul has never known
That innermost darkness, dazzling sight,
Like the blind point, whence the visions spring
In the core of the gazer's chrysolite…
The mystic darkness that laps God's throne
In a splendour beyond imagining,
So passing bright.
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My Firm Belief Is, That Pizarro
My firm belief is, that Pizarro
Received education at Harrow -
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3.
The Alien
A petal drifted loose
From a great magnolia bloom,
Your face hung in the gloom,
Floating, white and close.
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4.
The Defeat Of Youth
There had been phantoms, pale-remembered shapes
Of this and this occasion, sisterly
In their resemblances, each effigy
Crowned with the same bright hair above the nape's
White rounded firmness, and each body alert
With such swift loveliness, that very rest
Seemed a poised movement: ... phantoms that impressed
But a faint influence and could bless or hurt
No more than dreams. And these ghost things were she;
For formless still, without identity,
Not one she seemed, not clear, but many and dim.
One face among the legions of the street,
Indifferent mystery, she was for him
Something still uncreated, incomplete.
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Love Song
Dear absurd child- too dear to my cost I've found-
God made your soul for pleasure, not for use:
It cleaves no way, but angled broad obtuse,
Impinges with a slabby-bellied sound
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11 November 2014
All urbanization, pushed beyond a certain point, automatically becomes suburbanization.... Every great city is just a collection of suburbs. Its inhabitants ... do not live in their city; they merely inhabit it.
11 November 2014
Single-mindedness is all very well in cows or baboons; in an animal claiming to belong to the same species as Shakespeare it is simply disgraceful.
11 November 2014
Morality is always the product of terror; its chains and strait-waistcoats are fashioned by those who dare not trust others, because they dare not trust themselves, to walk in liberty.
11 November 2014
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it.
11 November 2014
A bad book is as much of a labour to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.

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Alan Walton 01 December 2018
Does anyone know the poem by Aldous Huxley has this line..'By death the moon was gathered in..long ago..'?
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