The lesson of the moth from Archy & Mehitabel.

Donald Robert Perry Marquis (1878-1937)

Archy is a cockroach with the soul of a poet that types, this one is from his meeting a moth.

i was talking to a moth
the other evening
he was trying to break into
an electric light bulb
and fry himself on the wires
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William Ernest Henley, 1849 – 1903.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

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