Poem For The Week


It's a lyric, actually. Another song - "Anthem" - from the great Leonard Cohen. It sums up exactly how I feel after this week's electoral intervention.

We asked for signs
The signs were sent
The birth betrayed
The marriage spent
The widowhood
Of every government
Signs for all to see

Can't run no more
With the lawless crowd
While the killers in high places
Say their prayers out loud
But they've summoned up
A thundercloud
And they're going to hear from me

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.

We have to win this war. And we have managed to get rid of some of the madmen who were busy losing it, and exposed some of the charlatans who were enabling them. It's a start.

(Window photo: Florence, Massachusetts, 3.51 pm.)