Matthew Arnold — English Poet born on December 24, 1822, died on April 15, 1888

Matthew Arnold was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator. Matthew Arnold has been characterised as a sage writer, a type of writer who chastises and instructs the reader on contemporary social issues... (wikipedia)

To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive.
Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.
Still bent to make some port he knows not where, still standing for some false impossible shore.
Poetry is simply the most beautiful, impressive, and widely effective mode of saying things.
Waiting for the spark from heaven to fall.