Modernism – Dean H. C. Robbins

Posted: August 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

They reared the tower of their mirthless pride

Where the smooth sands stretch level

toward the sea,

And having rid the world of mystery

Complacent, watched the ebbing of the tide.


But the moon laughed, and bade the tide obey;

And the wind waked from sleep and put on


And where the fallen tower boasts its length

A child seeks blocks to help him in his play.


By Howard Chandler Robbins, former Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine,  New York  in Sursum Corda, Morehouse Publ. Co., 1927 (MCMXXVII),  page 34

  1. Well done, sir! Very well done! And, if Modernism is clueless, how infantile must post-modernism be.

    • runnymeadeuk says:

      Right you are. Very much so. Thank you very much for the positive feedback. We wish you and your Anglican congregation God’s choicest blessings. Onward Christian soldiers! For some good reading, see book on Christian and non-Christian worldviews by D. Noebel of Summit Ministries, Manitou Springs, Colo. (a place where Jefferson Davis visited after the War) –

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