You are a spirit, thena god,full capableof making spaceand energy and timeand all things well.And there you crouch, forgottento yourself and hidden fromthe eyes of allpretending there to bea beastthat walks and eats and dies.
Why comes temptation but for a man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And so be pedestalled in triumph?Robert Browning
Not with a Club, the Heart is broken Nor with a Stone A Whip so small you could not see it I've known To lash the Magic Creature Till it fell, Yet that Whip's Name Too noble then to tell. Magnanimous as Bird By Boy descried Singing unto the Stone Of which it died Shame need not crouch In such an Earth as Ours Shame stand erect The Universe is yours.
It is the part of cowardice, not of courage, to go and crouch in a hole under a massive tomb, to avoid the blows of fortune.Michel de Montaigne