Something Wonderful: Do You Hear the People Sing?

"Where to? What next?"
Onward, forward, downward, upward, round-a-bout, learning, yearning -- as always.
Equipped [some say burdened] with the traditions and values that have served us well in the past and which give guidance for each next step.
The 'fireborn' love to stay hot and bothered; that's how they fire the fakers and the fascists!

Posted by Howard Nelson at November 6, 2014 9:35 AM

Good song, obscure revolution. If Hugo hadn't personally been ducking bullets we wouldn't have heard of it.

The Liberation of Cuba from Spain in the Spanish-American War figures large in literature and film; Rough Riders, The Maine, San Juan Hill. If a later president hadn't been there, Hearst hadn't wanted to sell newspapers and even Winston Churchill hadn't been the one ducking bullets would it have been big box office?

Posted by John the River at November 8, 2014 6:52 AM

In the night, and overhead a shovel of stars for keeps, the people

"Where to? what next? (Carl Sanburg)


Do you hear the people sing
Lost in the valley of the night
It is a music of a people
that are climbing to the light.
For the wretched of the wearth
There is a flame that never dies.
Even in the darkest night will end
And the sun will rise.

We will live in freedom
In the garden of the lord.
We will walk behind the plough-share,
We will put away the sword.
The chain will be broken
And all men will have their reward.

Will you join in our Crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Somewhere beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?
Do you hear the people sing?
Say do you hear the distant drums?
It is the future that they bring
When tomorrow comes!

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Posted by cond0011 at November 8, 2014 2:12 PM