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Thursday, 18 January 2018

Lines on Heine by William Douw Lighthall

I saw a crowded circus once:
The fool was in the middle.
Loud laughed contemptuous Common-sense
At every frisk and riddle.

I see another circus now—
(The world a circus call I),—
But in the centre laughs the sane;
Round sit the sons of folly.

From: Lighthall, W. D., Thoughts, Moods and Ideals: Crimes of Leisure, 1887, Witness Printing House: Montreal, p. [unnumbered].

Date: 1887

By: William Douw Lighthall (1857-1954)