Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Great Regulars: The drum recalls the entrancing pipe

of the Pied Piper, luring rats into the local river.

Behind it all is "Ambition," personified as an officer commanding his army to fight. Yet as the soldiers "march" and "fight," they "fall" down. They die in "foreign lands," far from home. Did they even understand the cause for which they supposedly fought?

from Christopher Nield: The Epoch Times: The Antidote--Classic Poetry for Modern Life: A Reading of "The Drum" by John Scott


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