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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Immortality


Immortality by A.E.
(George William Russell, Irish poet, 1867-1935)

WE MUST pass like smoke or live within the spirit's fire;
For we can no more than smoke unto the flame return
If our thought has changed to dream, our will unto desire,
As smoke we vanish though the fire may burn.

Lights of infinite pity star the grey dusk of our days;
Surely here is soul: with it we have eternal breath:
In the fire of love we live, or pass by many ways,
By unnumbered ways of dream to death.

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To honour all those who have fallen.

I could not let this pass without note:
In five days:
Ariz, Ga, Ill, Ky, Miss, Mo, NY, Penn, Va, and U.K.

(And... to remember that wherever there is death, there will
always be someone wounded, even if we do not know of it.)

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