Old Journal Entries 2016-12-17

A few excerpts from the old poetry/my writing journal.  The picture inserts are not from the journal but I thought my post needed a little something. So, I will add that to the journal throwbacks.

In Time Of The Breaking Of Nations

Only a man harrowing clock

In a slow silent walk

With an old horse that stumbles and nods

Half asleep as they stalk.

Only thin smoke without a flame

From the heaps of couch grass

Yet this will go onward the same

Though dynasties will pass.

Yonder a maid and her wright

Come whispering by

War’s animals will fade into night

‘Ere their story die.

~Thomas Hardy

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Stars, I Have Seen Them Fall

Stars, I have seen them fall

But when they drop and die

No star is lost at all

From all the star-sown sky.

The toil of all that be

Helps not the primal fault;

It rains into the sea,

And yet, the sea is salt.

~A.E. Housman

 

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