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Poetry meme: when you see this, post a poem in your journal.

It was this or TS Eliot, which would have been at least as powerful, and no more beautiful.

The Second Coming
W. B. Yeats

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all convictions, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

i feel: anxious anxious

2 trips or shoot the rapids
sandthistle From: sandthistle Date: October 16th, 2004 10:34 am (UTC) (base camp)
Love that poem, Tasha.

Any word on how to stay in touch whilst you're soldiering?
tashabear From: tashabear Date: October 16th, 2004 10:51 am (UTC) (base camp)
Thus far, diane.sawyer@us.army.mil seems to be the best bet. I'll friends-lock a post with a snail mail address when I'm going to be somewhere for longer than a week.
2 trips or shoot the rapids