Tag: war

  • Spina Christi by William Kirby

    ‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡PART I. ‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡There is a thorn — it looks so old ‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡I‡‡‡‡‡In truth you’d find it hard to say ‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡How it could ever have been young — ‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡It looks so old and grey . ‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡‡— WORDSWORTH . The city walls of Avignon are built of stone, and high The houses stand with balconies above the…

  • The War Reporter Paul Watson Takes Some Afghans to Niagara by Dan O’Brien

    A force mightier than war. Heard falling sideways underfoot and over the cusp of everything and nothing. Inspiring rainbows in its pillowing haze. While limbs emerge black through sheaths of ice. Dun grass breaks through scabrous snow. Aprille. As pilgrims’ breath unfurls at the railing and the wind beats up my microphone. Plastic scraps whistling in the…