Creativity and Joy: W B Yeats

Jean-Baptiste_Marie_Pierre_(attr)_The_Birth_of_Venus

The miserable man may think well and express himself with great vehemence, but he cannot make beautiful things, for Aphrodite never rises from any but a tide of joy.

W B Yeats

quoted in ‘The Poet’s Work’ by John Holmes
The 18th c. painting of ‘The Birth of Venus’ is attributed to Jean-Baptiste Marie Pierre.  Via Wikimedia
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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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