Just Delicate Needles
It’s so delicate, the light.
And there’s so little of it. The dark
Just delicate needles, the light,
in an endless night.
And it has such a long way to go
through such desolate space.
So let’s be gentle with it.
So it will come again in the morning.
— Rolf Jacobsen
Translated from the Norwegian by Robert Hedin
December 9 Ernest Gellner (Czech, born 1925)
December 11 Michael Oakeshott (British, born 1901)
December 12 Kazimierz Ajdukiewicz (Polish, born 1890)
December 21 Peter Kropotkin (Russian, born 1842)
December 30 Charlie Dunbar Broad (British, born 1887)