Friday, March 10, 2017

G. K. Chesterton by Herford

Description of the illustration: by Oliver Herford, configured by Kathy Grimm, G. K. Chesterton standing on his head to watch a sunset, stripped socks, sun, ocean and poem, text reads:
When Plain Folk, such as you or I, 
See the Sun sinking in the sky, 
We think it is the Setting Sun,
But Mr. Gilbert Chesterton
Is not so easily misled.
He calmly stands upon his head,
An upside down obtains a new
A Chestertonian point of view
Observing thus, how from his toes
The sun creeps nearer to his nose,
He cries with wonder and delight, 
"How Grand the SUNRISE is to-night!"

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936), better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox". Time magazine has observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out." Read more...
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