Sunday, July 24, 2011

Poet's Respite: Claude McKay's, If We Must Die

If we must die, let it not be like hogs
Hunted and penned in an unglorious spot,
While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,
Making their mock at our accursed lot,
If we must die - oh, let us nobly die,
So that our precious blood may not be shed
In vain; then even the monsters we defy
Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!
Oh, Kinsmen! we must meet the common foe;
Though far outnumbered, let us show us brave,
And for their thousand blows deal one death-blow!
What though before us lies the open grave?
Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack,
Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

For the Music Lover - Facundo Cabral

May 22, 1937 - July 9, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

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