Tag: war

Remembrance

  What passing-bells for these who die as cattle? Only the monstrous anger of the guns. Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle Can patter out their hasty orisons. No mockeries for them; no prayers nor bells, Nor any voice of…

Lest we forget

ANZAC Day has come around again, and it’s become something of a tradition for me to mark it by blogging on the topic and finding some appropriate poem or piece of prose or quote to finish things off. It’s not that…

Ancestral voices

My three-decades old fear which has never abated, that the Euro would end in tears war in western Europe, is sharpened by two comments below Ambrose Evans Pritchards’ blogpost about Ancient Greek wars. First, Achilles-Rage (my emphases in both comments): Every Greek…