Thursday, January 20, 2005

Inauguration Day

Update: Since I don't think I would like to have his photo kept permenantly on my blog, it's been deleted. But if by now you still haven't seen the mosaic and would like to, please click on "War President", Mosaic of fallen U.S. soldiers, created by the American Leftist

Anthem For Doomed Youth
Wilfred Owen

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries for them; no prayers nor bells,
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,—
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.

What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes.
The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.

1 comment:

: JustaDog said...

And what kind of mosaic can be made with the hundreds of thousands that were killed by Saddam?

Not many leaders in the world with balls to make a difference - and I'm one that would have voted for Lieberman over Bush - so not a Bush lover, just wan't for Koward Kerry.