Sunday, December 10, 2006

from the mailing list of chiasmus


On December 12, 1889, this English poet died in Venice at age 77. In an 1855 poem he penned the immortal oxymoronic words "less is more," a saying eventually popularized by the German-born architect Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe. He also authored this legendary inspirational line:

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp.
Or what's a heaven for?"

Who is the author?

(Answer in the comments)

1 comment:

Susan said...

PUZZLER ANSWER: Robert Browning