Editor, Times-Union:

Sometimes the most profound words can be found in the writings of past poets and authors.

Here are a few that I believe are most timely:

“Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.”

“It takes more courage to dig deep in the dark corners of your own soul and the back alleys of your society than it does for a soldier to fight on the battlefield.”

“All empty souls tend toward extreme positions.”

“What man does not understand, he fears; and what he fears, he tends to destroy.”

All of the above were written by W.B. Yeats, an Irish poet, dramatist, writer and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. (June 13, 1865 - Jan. 28, 1939)

Rather prophetic, don’t you think?

I’m thinking Yeats was light years ahead of his time.

Jeanne Schutz

Winona Lake