RANGER AGAINST WAR: Desideratum <

Monday, April 18, 2011

Desideratum

--Arend Van Dam

It's a weight, a wonder that is wise

I am here, you are there

Love is our cross to bear

--Love is Our Cross to Bear
,
John Gorka


Dark waters rise and thunders pound

the wheels of war are going round

and all the walls are crumbling

Shelter me lord underneath your wings

--Shelter Me
, Buddy Miller
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In honor of National Poetry Month, a poem by Polish poet Julia Hartwig (b. 1921):


Yet We Desire It above All

Freedom does not mean happiness right away
the free world hides more traps than tyranny
mastiffs let loose from chains passions exceeding the horizon
steps entangled in the ropes of old bonds
that try to pull tight again

Freedom both for scoundrels and those
who sacrificed themselves for it
freedom for those who feel as pure as a diamond
and want to cut deeply surrendering passionately
to a new slavery—of hatred
from which the earth cracks like under dynamite
changing the course of rivers


[cross-posted @ milpub]

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2 Comments:

Blogger Ghost Dansing said...

shelter me

Monday, April 18, 2011 at 5:11:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Lisa said...

G.D.,

I'm a big blues fan -- thanks, it's perfect. I'm gonna put some lyrics in the head.

Monday, April 18, 2011 at 5:22:00 PM GMT-5  

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