11 September 2008

From Four Quartets

"Desire itself is movement
Not in itself desirable;
Love is itself unmoving,
Only the cause and end of movement,
Timeless, and undesiring
Except in the aspect of time
Caught in the form of limitation
Between un-being and being."
---Burnt Norton V

This may be the clearest articulation of Plato's theory of ideas that is currently in print.