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domingo, novembro 11, 2007


11.11

Dulce Et Decorum Est

Wilfred Owen, 1893-1918.

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.
Gas! Gas! Quick, boys!-An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime...
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.
In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,-
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.

2 Comments:

  • qual e'? voce deixou de escrever?

    By Anonymous sofia, at 7/3/08 10:53  

  • Bom, você reapareceu no JA, só falta agora aparecer na própria casa.
    Tá parecendo meu filho que "mora" aqui.

    :o)

    Estou acompanhando com interesse a campanha Obama.
    Meu interesse é que sua indicação ainda provável desperte os produtores e traga de volta "Gilmore Girls".
    Afinal, no encerramento da série, Rory Gilmore saía de Yale e também da barra das saias de Lorelai para acompanhar Obama desde o começo.

    Pronto...
    Uma nota político-cultural no Notas Avulsas.

    Já que você não está usando, empresta suas estagiárias para mim.

    :o)

    By Blogger Emerson, at 24/4/08 22:42  

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