Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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