Saturday, August 14, 2004

1.14



With portico of grey and columniation stark against the foe,
     this unbent magnificence, which took down Galileo, down
     Bruno,
And handed death to the insolent fool Socrates,
This courthouse is, and whether the felons and thieves
Who pass from street to prison through, were
Or were not, its potent demonstration wou’d have to be.