Saturday, October 24, 2009

Successful Blogs Have Links

How much is Gatsby still worth every year? Wonder if the rich really are different.

Understanding WWI is key to understanding the 20th century.

I was on the fence about closing Gitmo, but if REM says we should then I agree.

My twins aren't nearly as scary as these sets of twins.

Lawyers, Guns, & Meatloaf:

1 comment:

Dad29 said...

You really should Google the poetry of Wilfred Owen.

Be slowly lifted up, thou long black arm,

Great gun towering towards Heaven, about to curse;

Sway steep against them, and for years rehearse

Huge imprecations like a blasting charm!

Reach at that Arrogance which needs thy harm,

And beat it down before its sins grow worse;

Spend our disbursement, cannon—yea, disburse

Our gold in shapes of flame, our breaths in storm.

Yet, for men’s sakes whom thy vast malison

Must wither innocent of enmity,

Be not withdrawn, dark arm, thy spoilure done,

Safe to the bosom of our prosperity.

But when thy spell be cast complete and whole,

May God curse thee, and cut thee from our soul!

Especially see "Strange Meeting."

Owen was killed in action a few hours before the Armistice.