Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Monday, May 26, 2014

The hand of peace and love--

 A hand of hard-earned peace and love on Memorial Day.
Image by Clive Hicks-Jenkins for Thaliad (Montreal: Phoenicia Publishing)


       To the hour when Cain is ever slaying Abel
       In the dark eternal backward.
                               --from Thaliad

6 comments:

  1. Your brief lines reminds me of this on Memorial Day: There are at least two sides to every story. Those who kill others, and those who are killed have sometimes different but sometimes similar perspectives about how and why it all happened; if we champion one side but dismiss the other, perhaps we do so foolishly.

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    1. Yes, both "peace" and "hard-earned," both one side and another.... Many opposites joined. And in some cases more clarity than others...

      I am off! Ferrywoman on the road...

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    1. Thanks. Just home from picking up my daughter. Ferrywoman day, including being first on the scene of a terrible bike accident. Whew. What a day.

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.