The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #1520563
Posted By: Amos
12-Jul-05 - 12:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Lo, that the sweet decline of motherhood
Has tumbled nations, made to dust
The vaunted heights of cities and of law;
By negligence of hearth, and care for war
Or dull machines have men once good
Left in their dusty trail, as all men must
The truest kindness e'er they saw!
To follow some ephemeral star.

Now, in benighted times of war and decline
When every hand is turned to sullen gain
How shall we turn the madd'ning mind,
And steer the brutal beast to home again?
How shall we turn the driven ship from war,
And raise a mother's eyes, and heart once more?

Lowell Ptarmigan-Hensley
"Hearth Songs",
Fenn, Bosk, Dell and Brook Ltd.
Boston, 1911