Thursday, September 20, 2007

Tomb Earth

I remembered the following quote from wikipedia's site on William Cullen Bryant and his early poem Thanatopsis ...pic from wiki...


Due to the unusual quality of the verse and Bryant's age when first published in 1817 by the North American Review, Richard Henry Dana, then associate editor at the Review, initially doubted its authenticity, saying to another editor, "No one, on this side of the Atlantic, is capable of writing such verses."


(and snagged it tonight from another blogger doing a bit on Bryant..)

Hawthorne's Haunted Mind is still in the mulling...and this poem I'm trying to tie into it...the poem sees the earth as a tomb...

And I've been thinking about graveyards as common haunted ground...and is there a "common haunted ground"? where I'm headed...but it needs some work up...

Getting up early tomorrow, so I need to make it short tonight...

quote from poem..

The venerable woods; rivers that move
In majesty, and the complaining brooks
That make the meadows green; and, pour'd round all,
Old Ocean's grey and melancholy waste,--
Are but the solemn decorations all
Of the great tomb of man.

watched cnn all nite after work...the Jena story tells about the use of digital cameras and blogs...I may have mispoke about the web dampening things down!
One of interviewed dodges a question...did he think the nooses were a hate crime...and I saw note that Bush is dodging a question...and the two stories are related!

By TERENCE HUNT, AP White House Correspondent 1 hour, 3 minutes ago
WASHINGTON - President Bush on Thursday refused to criticize a U.S. security company in Iraq accused in a shooting that left 11 civilians dead, saying investigators need to determine if the guards violated rules governing their operations.

Tree in the Door
September 20, 2007

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