The Armistice Century in Poetry

The Armistice Century in Poesy November 11, 2017 Still we find it hard to go Where friendly harmonies can blow. Our songs have been self-punishment Ten decades long, and gray lament. We weary now of wearying And thin-lipped verse is growing thin: The closed-up throat, the furious brow, We might relax if we knew how.…

Nation Is Not Church

  “Forgive,” the Church’s founder said. “Don’t judge or punish. I’ll atone.” For centuries the Christian Church refused to cast the first stone. “Do good,” our great apostle warned. “The king holds not the sword in vain.” So Christian nations asked for earthly justice from the one who’d reign. Now times have changed. The saints…