Sunday, October 08, 2006

One of my heroes has got to be right....

from Seamus Heaney’s “The Cure at Troy" 1991.

History says, Don’t hope
On this side of the grave.
But then, once in a lifetime
The longed-for tidal wave
Of justice can rise up,
And hope and history rhyme.


from U2's "Peace on Earth" 2000.

Hear it every Christmas time
But hope and history won't rhyme
So what's it worth?
This peace on earth.



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1 comment:

sleepy said...

:) That was the first thing that popped into my head when I first heard that poem as well. I guess it's just that balance between hope and reality that changes everyday depending on how you're feeling and what you've experienced.