Halloween death poems

What the dead had no speech for, when living, They can tell you, being dead: the communication Of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets No poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone. His significance, his appreciation is the appreciation of his relation to the dead poets and artists. You cannot value him alone; you must set him, for contrast and comparison, … Continue reading

American quotes (part 2)

The American people may not be the best-educated, but they’re very wise at heart. Norman Lear I just want someone to explain to the American public why investing in transportation in Iraq is so much more important than investing in passenger rail right here in the United States of America. Corrine Brown Once again, we see the Bush administration paying for its failed policies by cutting funds to vital public services and jeopardizing more American … Continue reading

American quotes (part 1)

An American, a Negro… two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder. W. E. B. Du Bois The only security for the American people today, or for any people, is to be found through the control of force rather than the use of force. Norman Cousins If this humor be the safety of our race, then it is due … Continue reading

Halloween thoughts and poems

Halloween witches festival night

What the dead had no speech for, when living, They can tell you, being dead: the communication Of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets For these beings, fall is ever the normal season, the only weather, there be no choice beyond. Where do they come from? The dust. Where do they go? The grave. Does blood stir their veins? No: the night wind. What ticks … Continue reading

Halloween quotes

Tis the night—the night Of the grave’s delight, And the warlocks are at their play; Ye think that without, The wild winds shout, But no, it is they—it is they! Arthur Cleveland Coxe I think if human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween. Douglas Coupland Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, … Continue reading