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Ted Kennedy, 1932-2009

Marko Maunula
Blogit Americana 26.8.2009 15:44

Yhdysvaltain senaatin liberaali leijona Edward (Ted) Kennedy kuoli varhain keskiviikkona Suomen aikaa.

Analyysillä on aikansa, kuten runoillakin. Godspeed, Senator Kennedy.

And Death Shall Have No Dominion
(Dylan Thomas, 1914-1953)

And death shall have no dominion.
Dead mean naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through;
Split all ends up they shan’t crack;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
No more may gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud on the seashores;
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Through they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion.