February 7, 2013

The Old Regime

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" Six tumbrils carry the day’s wine to La Guillotine."


The tumbril creaks and rumbles on
Upon the road of Slate,
Retracing rutted years of sand
Whose Distance storms Debate.

Its passengers stand fixed as stone
While faces cheer from Snow.
The blade awaits it's midday meal,
When Above becomes Below.

Innovations carved from clouds
Give despair and dance New measures.
The blade reflects its evening meal
When kings slake lower pleasures.

Arrived at Hope they gaze on mist
Where granite horses roam.
Their schedules as fixed as Dark.
Their future -- White as bone.

The head within the basket sees
Vast Parliaments of sky.
Its ears hear only fading surf
Where all past gone years reply.

Posted by Vanderleun at February 7, 2013 5:28 PM
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Ah yes, the Frogs and their craptastic "revolutions." How many have they had?

When we Americans had our rebellion we broke the mold. The French set the pattern for all future "revolutions." Just another instance of our much-maligned but very real exceptionalism.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at February 8, 2013 9:54 AM