02 July 2013

150 Years



                         Grass

Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Shovel them under and let me work--
            I am the grass; I cover all.

And pile them high at Gettysburg
And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.
Shovel them under and let me work.
Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:
             What place is this?
             Where are we now?

              I am the grass.
              Let me work.

                                          --Carl Sandburg




As long as memory lives, the grass may grow all it wants and fail.


Find Abraham Lincoln's sentiments on the subject here
Find last year's full Gettysburg posts here, here, here and here


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