Friday, August 21, 2020

the audacity of hope


History says, Don't hope
On this side of the grave...
But then, once in a lifetime
The longed-for tidal wave
Of justice can rise up,
And hope and history rhyme.

So, hope for a great sea-change
On the far side of revenge.
Believe that a further shore
Is reachable from here.
Believe in miracles
And cures and healing wells.

~Seamus Heaney's "The Cure at Troy"
photo: bruce behnke (c) 2011