Remembering 11-11-2010

On Passing the New Menin Gate by Siegfried Sassoon Who will remember, passing through this Gate, The unheroic Dead who fed the guns? Who shall absolve the foulness of their fate,— Those doomed, conscripted, unvictorious ones? Crudely renewed, the Salient holds its own. Paid are its dim defenders by this pomp; Paid, with a pile […]

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Powerful words?

While re-reading this poem I began to consider just how much power those words have in my life – may, might, should, could, would, must. How many times have I said “blah blah should have …” or something similar? It is words like this that are invisible forces creating pressure in my life. Instead of […]

My Country

With such diverse and extreme weather occurring in Australia it seems like a good time to revisit a poem that talks about this. We are currently suffering from extreme heat & major bushfires in the south eastern states; with floods in the far north.  The state of Victoria in particular has been devastated.  My heart […]

The Poetry of D.H. Rumsfeld – Recent works by the secretary of defense. – A fabulous collection taken straight from the DOD website

On the Slate website Hart Seely has collected some of the truly classic poems of our time – they are taken from briefings listed on the Dept of Defense website. The Unknown As we know, There are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know There are known unknowns. That is […]