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Judy Ray
On Debt (July 2021)

Dear Editor:

“A Longing for Beauty” by Joe Morris (May/June 2021) is an inspiring piece, encouraging us to find beauty in life of all kinds around us. I was surprised, though, to see the famous lines by John Keats misquoted. Morris wrote:

Beauty is truth, and truth beauty.
That is all we know, and that is all we need to know.

The lines should be:

Beauty is truth, truth beauty, – that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

A slight difference, but rhythm and perception have been changed.

– Judy Ray, Pima Friends Meeting, Tucson, AZ (IMYM)

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