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What a Poem!

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

This is one Biden used in an ad and read at the DNC. In case you missed it, here is an exerpt:

The Cure at Troy (parts of the poem)
by Seamus Heaney


Human beings suffer

They torture one another,

They get hurt and get hard.

No poem or play or song

Can fully right a wrong

Inflicted and endured.....


History says, Don’t hope

On this side of the grave…

But then, once in a lifetime

The longed-for tidal wave

Of justice can rise up,

And hope and history rhyme.



So hope for a great sea-change

On the far side of revenge.

Believe that a further shore

Is reachable from here.

Believe in miracles

And cures and healing wells.


Call miracle self-healing:

The utter, self-revealing

Double-take of feeling.

If there’s fire on the mountain

Or lightning and storm

And a god speaks from the sky


That means someone is hearing

The outcry and the birth-cry

Of new life at its term.



Here are some lovely video tributes. (one was an ad Biden posted when running)

https://www.youtube.com/watc
h?v=i37IjTV4J0o

https://www.youtube.com/watc
h?v=KkCvwvcT1zE
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