Saturday, December 15, 2012

Requiem for Kindergartners

Away with us, he's going,
The solemn-eyed;
He'll hear no more the lowing
Of the calves on the warm hill-side.
Or the kettle on the hob
Sing peace into his breast;
Or see the brown mice bob
Round and round the oatmeal chest.
For he comes, the human child,
To the woods and waters wild,
With a fairy hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than
he can understand.

~ W.B. Yeats, The Stolen Child

I really cannot speak further on this subject.

On the madness of mixing madness and autoloading weaponry I cannot convince anyone who cannot be convinced by dead children.

Mr. Yeats has said it already, and better than I ever will.

1 comment:

EGrise said...


Even if I wanted to say anything, I don't know what it would be.