Friday, October 28, 2005

Odds and Ends I Find Interesting

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.

--From a fortune cookie 9/25/05

If there is no God,
Not everything is permitted to man.
He is still his brother’s keeper
And is not permitted to sadden his brother
By telling him there is no God.

-- Czeslaw Milosz

Base Details

If I were fierce, and bald, and short of breath,
I’d live with scarlet Majors at the Base,
And speed glum heroes up the line to death.
You’d see me with my puffy petulant face,
Guzzling and gulping in the best hotel,
Reading the Roll of Honour. “Poor young chap,”
I’d say—“I used to know his father well;
Yes, we’ve lost heavily in this last scrap.”
And when the war is done and youth stone dead,
I’d toddle safely home and die—in bed.

--Siegfried Sassoon


At 11:50 PM, Blogger Patry Francis said...

Especially love the Milosz,


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