Saturday, March 27, 2010

Cold Thoughts For Spring

‘Losing you is not a loss, and keeping you is no specific gain’ – Khmer Rouge slogan

Epitaph on a Tyrant
by W.H. Auden

Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after,
And the poetry he invented was easy to understand;
He knew human folly like the back of his hand,
And was greatly interested in armies and fleets;
When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter,

And when he cried the little children died in the streets.

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