Friday, November 8, 2013

State of Affairs

This found poem is  quote from Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Scottish journalist Charles Mackay, a book that has been added to my “to be read” list 

We find
that whole communities
suddenly fix their minds
upon one object, and go mad in its pursuit;

that millions of people become
simultaneously impressed with one delusion,
and run after it,

till their attention is caught
by some new folly
more captivating
than the first.

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