Dylan Marlais Thomas & Governor Pat Quinn

 

 

 

 

Best Experienced With: The Bee Gees;    I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You

(Please right click on the link below to open the suggested background music to this evening’s gathering in a new browser window)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RUjnqH3kMw

 

 

An Death Shall Have No Dominion

 

And death shall have no dominion.
Dead men 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;
Though 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.

 

 

In My Craft Or Sullen Art

 

In my craft or sullen art
Exercised in the still night
When only the moon rages
And the lovers lie abed
With all their griefs in their arms
I labour by singing light
Not for ambition or bread
Or the strut and trade of charms
On the ivory stages
But for the common wages
Of their most secret heart.

Not for the proud man apart
From the raging moon I write
On these spindrift pages
Nor for the towering dead
With their nightingales and psalms
But for the lovers, their arms
Round the griefs of the ages,
Who pay no praise or wages
Nor heed my craft or art.

 

Well done on abolishing the death penalty and commuting all death penalty sentences to life without the possibility of parole today, Illinois.    Well done, indeed.    Japan and the United States remain the only two members of the G8 to retain the death penalty.     If Charles Sheen were a well armed kitten, that’s what Charles Sheen would look like this evening.    Again, well done Illinios.

http://blog.soros.org/2011/03/illinois-death-penalty-repeal-has-national-implications/

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