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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Turning and turning in the widening gyre   
The falcon cannot hear the falconer; 
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; 
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, 

    William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)


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Blogger midnight rider said...

seems to me the next part even more relevant

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned. The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity

Saturday, July 16, 2016 2:26:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

I must be one of the worst.


Saturday, July 16, 2016 2:47:00 am  
Blogger midnight rider said...

Yeaaaaah, right there with ya.

Got more fired up than usual on the Gathering Storm this afternoon. I think AoW and WC were getting the tranquilizers ready...

(whether for them or me I'm not sure)

Saturday, July 16, 2016 2:56:00 am  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

All of us were fired up on TGS this week.

I started the show dragging my ass (damn kidney trouble making this the Summer of Suffering), but the longer we talked, the angrier I got at the so-called leaders we have.

Yeats is the perfect poet for our time.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 10:26:00 am  

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