Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Killing

An excerpt:

"But the hardened old
and the hard-hearted young, although at odds
from the first morning, cursed him with one curse, 
Having prayed for a Rabbi or an armed Messiah
And found the Son of God.  What use to them
Was a God or a Son of God?  Of what avail 
for purposes such as theirs?"

by Edwin Muir
(From Appendix IV: Poetry, from the Liturgy of the Hours)