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Posted: 9/11/2004 6:36:51 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:50:28 AM EST
Wow!
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 6:51:25 AM EST
Auden was politically active, wasn't he? I remember him being associated with the Spanish Civil War; I dont know in what capacity (soldier or journalist).

But it's strange how his poem could be describing geopolitics after 9/11, even though he was writing about the 30's. Plus the mention of Thucydides. Interesting. Thanks for posting that.
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 9:58:28 AM EST
There is sobbing of the strong,
And a pall upon the land;
But the People in their weeping
Bare the iron hand;
Beware the People weeping
When they bare the iron hand.

-Herman Melville
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