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Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

Let us reflect on this Memorial Day.
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Photo from arlingtoncemetery.org

On Being Asked for a War Poem


William Butler Yeats (1928)
I think it better that in times like these

A poet’s mouth be silent, for in truth

We have no gift to set a statesman right;

He has had enough of meddling who can please

A young girl in the indolence of her youth,

Or an old man upon a winter’s night.

3 comments:

Jayne said...

Reflection and honor... to those so deserving.

Bird Girl said...

A very nice reminder of an important day. Thanks!

Toni said...

Just under the wire 'Happy Memorial Day'