Sunday, January 28, 2007

Iraq War Grief Daily Witness Day 10

dedicated today in honor and thanksgiving for all who marched



An anti-Iraq war protester gestures for peace while U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (L) testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 11, 2007.
REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES)



Liam Madden poses for a portrait, Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Madden, a Marine sergeant who received his discharge Jan. 20, served in Iraq and with Navy Petty Officer Jonathan Hutto founded Appeal for Redress, an organization of 1,200 active-duty personnel and veterans who favor a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. A small number of active military troops will take part in Saturday's rally in Washington against the Iraq war, the co-founders of the active-duty protest group say.
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)



Snow is seen on the demonstration site of anti-war protestor Brian Haw in Parliament Square, London, as the Palace of Westminster is seen in the background, after an overnight snow fall, Wednesday Jan. 24, 2007. Haw has held a continuous vigil at the site since June 2, 2001
(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)


Ring out, wild bells
from In Memoriam
by Lord Alfred Tennyson

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.



8 comments:

RubDMC said...

for peace

moira said...

Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Thank you, rub.

olivia said...

peace

morrigan said...

I witness for peace. The world needs the full force of all our hearts and minds to solve the enormous problems of climate change.

"I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned."
from Dirge Without Music
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

ask said...

I witness

anniethena said...

Peace, and witness

musing graze said...

Witness for the witnesses.

roses said...

For peace and consolation