Monday, 29 December 2008

Now we deal with those for whom life is but a carnal tomb, in which the darkness holds no power and neither does the final hour.

poet Seamus Heaney:

History says, Don't hope
On this side of the grave,

But then, once in a lifetime
The longed-for tidal wave
Of justice can rise up

And hope and history rhyme,
So hope for a great sea-change
On the far side of revenge.

Believe that a farther shore

Is reachable from here.

Friday, 26 December 2008

maybe next year

I've never known the story behind it before.