Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
- - (madman first posted 2/21/10, "VIA NEGATIVA"*)
Poem, "VIA NEGATIVA," by R.S. Thomas: http://www.journeywithjesus.net/PoemsAndPrayers/RS_Thomas_Via_Negativa.shtml
101 LJ posts:
Brave New Pants* - (Ode reminds me of Dead Can Dance "song of the dispossessed" and OCCUPYers): http://madman101.livejournal.com/969544.html
Kindness, Selfishness & THE PRICE OF PARADOX: http://madman101.livejournal.com/824568.html
Blame is the new dollar*: http://madman101.livejournal.com/947965.html
Blame/dollar TWO: "LEAKY ROOF SYNDROME": http://madman101.livejournal.com/948499.html
It's just like RADIATION!: http://madman101.livejournal.com/920486.html
* - denotes currently public post.
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