SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4. 1923
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
NDOLENCE and aimless- NEWELL BEBOUT He is dead. Yes, it is true that
ness are the conventional dreams are entrancing, enrapturing,
att riutes of .he dreamer. enchanting: it is also true that they
The dreamer seldom wins "Within this goblet, rich and deep, metamorphoses? Think of life as a are luxurious and that life is real.
success in the world. But I cradle all my woes to sleep. perpetual flow of rainbows! To
who, on the other hand, Why should we breathe the sigh of dream is verily to live beyond life! BOOKS AND AUTHORS
desire success when he fear Lactzuz, for example, psudered on (Cuntinued trem Page Four)
icaniam Surcess is ' pthedo (Cnine ro ae or
ad ustte te Or pour the unavailing tear? sthe immateriality of the true man and gets mixed up in the chase after a
-- eshich (mes si 5ting For death will never heed the sigh likened him to the emptiness of a roo, slave ship. As a result of this he
exquisite masterpieces of Nor soften at the tearful eye; saying: "A room is made by cutting; gets acquainted with an African king,
art is certainly not to be s And cyes that sparkle, eyes that weep, out windows and doors through the one Koko, ruler of Fantippo-an en-
thels blue i eet st the space lheu wats contain ergth a flair for tle
the dreamer-what does he care f,)r Must all alike be seded in sleep. ,." w s"u"tesac h a~ oti ergetic monarch wihaEarfrth
these things? Ie sleeps and hses (Anacreon-Moore) measures the room's value." postal business. Out of this friend-
and gives his mind to reverie and en- Dreaming and lavishness, from one knew a man who died Irom sip grev a number of adventures
joys himself. How irresponsible is a point of ricw esiici is natesra rets- Iraing too much. A dreamer is and enterprises, foremost among them
dr n l aytlew log ic risentreprsu liable to misfortune just as the pratc-ssa magnificent postoffice, with birds
stical man: he can overwhelm himself as the letter-carriers, and ambitious
Nothing is more irksome than duty, of life, while industry is made synon- with thoughts. Life, it must be re- programs of entertainment and educa
and duty commands the votaries of ymous with waste. "To live-to membered, is thrust upon us for the tion. This calls for more adventures,
achievement. To live is to struggleTo dream -rhats it sm er'. Prpose of living it; and the emotions and so on to the end of a good big
and to attain. But dreaming is an r! and passions and sorrowings are in- book.
One dreams when e forsakes rea- lierent in our nature because they are Perhaps, as a guide to prospective
easy task and to dream is to munt son and permits his soul to flow into resigned for exercise. But the dream- purchasers, I ought to compare these
to the ethereal realms of fanoy where ecstatic illusions and fantastic myths. n mastngspssn:frhebksstoauqalyndok.
sootingquitud facinaes ne ithingmanstrangtes passions: fr he books as to value, qsaity, andI looks,
sAteam is also a deluge of pictures detaches them from reality: and sure- If you consider size alone, Hugh
melancholy visions. There is a cha:n bursting upon the mind. When prac- ly there is no more contradictory Lofting leads over Sanburg; in ap-
about that aerial kingdom of idealst ticality is abandoned and thoughts thing than an unreal passion. Imag- pearance the latter has the advantage.
which can never be atched by th are inundated wits multiform shad- ination in any extreme degree is inisme- Bt when I come to quality I give up
egotistic delight aroused when mrlti~oss, then one is said to dream ical to reason, and thus the very anti- completely; the whole thing depends
tides n admirers applaud triumphs Dreaming is the activity of the San- thesis of human life when life is con- on bias, and bias in this case I do not
and render to the hero of material gume, ardent brain while the body is sidered a struggle toward an end. have. I enjoyed Sandburg much, and
ascendency glorious ovations. To in repose. On a winter's day, for in- The man who fights and suffers also Lofting equally. I am as interested
dream is to sink with drowsness into stance, one looks at the maple tree, experiences the thrills of victory; or in the doing of Dab-Dab the Duck as
chimerical imaginings and to escape and the complex twis and branches w in other words happiness is his: be- in the irrepressible feminity of Dippy
hateful necessity by denying it somehow merge into ferocious, black: cause happiness is the satisfying of the Wisp. Both of them, it seems to
There have been men in every age dragons or oriental monsters which desires. Despite all religious argu- me, are the works of genius, but not
wdom history remembers because of are engaged in titanic conflict; or else ment, the desires of the spirit and of the same sort of genius, They have
heir improvident lives in which, be- are crouched ready to leap with mer- the mind are only a meagre portion poetry, fantasy, humor, and some
teen spasms of uproarious mirth, ilesness upon some prey. The irides- of all desires that are. He who yearns realism. Neither book is for children
hey surrendered themselves to phan- cence of mother-of-pearl or of a film for a purely intellectual life, really alone; Sandburg in particular will at-
t-makingabstrction. We never of oil on water often undergo trans- yearns for, a sessi-life: and in time, tract the adult while he may leave the
an forget Hafiz, nor Omar Khayyam, formation into valleys filled with div- after his body has been denied and ten-year-old quite unmoved. A banker .
nr Anacreon, nor Thomas Moore: for ers tinted flowers; or, again, suggest starved of its whims, he will find him- may read of Dr. Dolittle and enjoy,
hey symbolize a radical instinct? sometimes the aural colors of life's self in quite an hopeless condition. while the grown-up who follows the
which is present' in every human- emotions themselves. Emotions have Ie will find that he is an emotional adventures of Slip Me Liz is apt to be
eing-an instinct which can never se colors: gray is fear and selfiishness; hypocrite, that he owns nothing aside a subscriber to the Nation, The New
aolishedeven though overcome. We green is deceit and tact; crimson is from illusions, and that, in truth, Republic, and the Dial. In Lofting we
reserve the name Anacreon not so sensual love; orange is pride, ambi- even they are beginning to fade. In- have a true successor of Mrs. Gatty
uch for his betitching odes which tion; yellow is intellectual power. deed, he no longer exists. In deny- and Lewis Carroll: Sandburg is ina
smetimeswe crave to read as for the Can you imagine what a tremendous ing half of life he has denied all of class by himself, a creator, successor
dea which he typifles: that life is spectacle it is to look into a sea-shell life; and in place of fervent pleasures to no one-and perhaps the predeces-
hort and should be happy, and that and there contemplate the antagonist- and elegant, intricate fantasies he act- sor of none. Itow, then, can one com-
rthly attainments at best melt into Ic forces of existence struggling with wally clutches but the deserted shells pare?
oivion before the grave. one-another al undergoing constant of dreams. Life has escaped him. By Carroll Lane Fenton
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