Some Beauty

The world seems to be going insane. Nuts are burning embassies and people are dying because of some cartoons. Cartoons, people. Political cartoons are meant to provoke discussion, not destruction. It's insane what is going on.

It's a stupid and immature reaction to threaten people, to burn buildings, and to have people die over cartoons! I'm not going to say any more about this. Since there is so much violence going on and I am still trying to cope with the destruction that nature has wrought in Mississippi, I'm focusing on some beauty. Below is an interlude from the world.

By the Sea

by William Wordsworth

It is a beauteous evening, calm and free;
The holy time is quiet as a nun
Breathless with adoration; the broad sun
Is sinking down in its tranquility;

The gentleness of heaven is on the sea:
Listen! the mighty Being is awake,
And doth with his eternal motion make
A sound like thunder - everlastingly.

Dear child! dear girl! that walkest with me here,
If thou appear untouched by solemn thought
Thy nature is not therefore less divine:

Thou liest in Abraham's bosom all the year,
And worship'st at the Temple's inner shrine,
God being with thee when we know it not.


Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

That's beautiful Seawitch. It reminds me of the three weeks or so I spent in Gulfport.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

Thanks elmers.

5:27 AM  

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