Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Goodbye,Teddy. You will be missed.

Edward Kennedy

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone.
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

:from Funeral Blues, WH Auden

As tempted more; more able to endure,
As more exposed to suffering and distress;
Thence, also, more alive to tenderness.


read President Obama's eulogy for Edward M. Kennedy, 8.29.09 here
image:New York Times


Leslie Avon Miller said...

Just the right words.
The loss of an Icon, an individual representing the best of an era. The torch is passed, and he was happy for that.... life is fleeting.

Lydia said...

Beautiful tribute, both poem and wonderful photo.

John Kerry was interviewed in front of the Kennedy compound yesterday and, with a nod toward the sprawling home, he said that what was going on inside was very spiritual, very beautiful.

akka b. said...

beautiful shot. a thousand words.