To clarify: the title is excerpted from Act 1 of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost. The full quote goes:
"Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile;
So ere you find where light in darkness lies,
Your light grows dark by losing of your eyes."
It's a warning against spending too much of your life in scholarly pursuits.
Day By Day
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Adam Kirsch has a nice piece in the New Republic celebrating one of my favorite poets, Seamus Heaney. It's in the form of an extended review of a book based on interviews with Heaney. It's worth checking out -- Heaney is one of the great ones.