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Parrot-like In Her Cage

Posted in philosophy, poetry, quotes by amoslanka on September 18, 2008

Clamour shall clean put out the voice of wisdom,

The printing-presses with their clapping wings,

Fouling your nourishment. Harpy wings, 

Filling your minds all day with foolish things,

Will tame the eagle Thought: till she sings

Parrot-like in her cage to please dark kings.

– From “Deception”, a poem by C.S. Lewis


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  1. […] truth in this thought is frightening. So, for all my lovely friends and family who tell me I think too much, C.S. […]

  2. J said, on September 18, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    I love this guy.


  3. […] Portland the Genius playlist on Ryan’s iPhone brought us to a song by Josh Ritter. I, reading poems by C.S. Lewis at the time, remember multiple attention grabbing lines in the song and one in particular in which […]

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