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Ted Kennedy, 1932-2009

Blogit Americana 26.8.2009 15:44
Marko Maunula
Kirjoittaja on Yhdysvaltain historian professori Atlantassa.

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.