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Thursday, March 17, 2016

dillettante revolutionaries

(celebrating hundred years of the 1916 Rising with the Heelers Diaries)

Here's to you Pearse
Your dream not mine
And yet the thought for which you died
Has turned life's water into wine

The words are those of the poet George Russell.
He never took any active part in any active revolution.
But he admired the gunmen of 1916 because,,, they made life interesting.
I always found his position opprobrious.
But I like the poem.


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