Friday, May 26, 2006

Memorial Day

Arlington National Cemetery, Winter (HT Malkin.)

Be slowly lifted up, thou long black arm,
Great gun towering toward Heaven, about to curse,
Reach at that Arrogance which needs thy harm,
And beat it down before its sins grow worse;
But when thy spell be cast complete and whole,
May God curse thee, and cut thee from our soul!
(Wilfred Owen)

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