The use of Reason and reasonable argumentation, the reclaiming of the idea of Progress and the struggle against dogma. In this post-modern world, reinventing Enlightenment is of the utmost importance.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

O Land Whose Beacon Lights!


Life holds that dearer than itself, and men have thrown
God's gift down, and a rarer gift the world has known;
Yet they who fight for right and truth in open fray
May question well the fearful truth, grim war's relay.

O land whose beacon lights the flood of years, storm-tossed,
Stain not that tide with needless blood, lest all be lost!
Let not your beacon, dull with shame, withdraw its light,
Your sons, apostate, sign their name, Oppression's might,

Nor sons of those who gave their lives for liberty
Give theirs to swell a nation's loot beyond the sea,
And rest in alien soil that never can be ours,
Whatever the decrees of war or earthly powers.

When everything else fails, I use Poetry. Written by Julia E. Goodwin some hundred years ago. Inspired by the Philippine-American War. Beautiful Poetry. Read it and let your american friends read it too.

8 Comments:

Blogger spartakus said...

a poesia, sim. b'tarde.

1:56 PM

 
Blogger sonia r. said...

Apareceste Daviduskas, já começava a pensar que estavas chateado.
Bom dia e uma boa semana.

Bjo.

6:31 AM

 
Blogger spartakus said...

B'dia Kamaradas.

7:05 AM

 
Blogger A. Cabral said...

Good stuff!

9:13 AM

 
Blogger daviduskas said...

I thought you might like it...But still, I think that a wayout plan should be the next thing. Not an automatic and imediate withdraw...

Abraco!

9:50 AM

 
Blogger sonia r. said...

Uma boa noite Daviduskas.
Até amanhã.

Bjo.


Bom diaaaaaaaa!!!!

Bjo.

12:11 AM

 
Blogger S.S.E said...

Hola

La verdad es que yo no creo que los blogs se acaben. Pero es cierto que la gente unicamente ve blogs de tonterías y los que son de política o periodismo se visitan menos.

Pero los blogs son el futuro y cada vez la gente entra más.

Besos

11:49 AM

 
Blogger sonia r. said...

Hallo Daviduskas. Ich habe das nicht verstanden "não apagues"?? Gute nacht!

Bjo.

7:09 PM

 

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