The realm politics is the realm of waste.
I know that now all my own poems about the world’s suffering have been inadequate: they have not solved anything, they have only camouflaged the problem. And it seems to me
you live your life like a candle in the wind
that the urge write a real poem about suffering and sin is only another temptation, because, after all, I do no really understand.
-Thomas Merton, The Sign of Jonas