Monday, July 04, 2011

Dawn's Early Light

In the fitful waking period, I remembered missing verses. I remembered, in particular, this old post. Missing verses are the casualties of revision — that is, seeing things anew and casting old visions aside.

Unfortunately, revisioning and revisionism just remind me further of the old Stalinist delete-people-from-photos trick. It looks so much better if you just call it 'revising' because then people don't see the vision thing.

So it is that by dawn's early light, a star spangled banner may yet wave, but the stars are hid by cloud and smoke. So it is that wise men may keep silent while the laughter of children fades to dust.

Dawn's early light comes too early for some, too late for others. By midday, only the high-flying vultures remain above the battlefield.

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