Leben mit Herman Melville

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Update zu Brush Your Teeth for America! und Geopfert:

  • 954 Jahren: Chinesen, Araber und Indianer sichten in der Nähe des Sternbildes Stier eine Supernova, die monatelang hell genug strahlt, um bei Tage wahrgenommen zu werden. Ihre Überreste bilden heute den Krebsnebel;
  • 232 Jahren: Der zweite Kontinentalkongress verabschiedet die Unabhängigkeitserklärung der Vereinigten Staaten;
  • 82 Jahren: Der erste NSDAP-Parteitag in Weimar gründet die Hitler-Jugend.

Skimming lightly, wheeling still,
     The swallows fly low
Over the field in clouded days,
     The forest-field of Shiloh–
Over the field where April rain
Solaced the parched ones stretched in pain
Through the pause of night
That followed the Sunday fight
     Around the church of Shiloh–
The church so lone, the log-built one,
That echoed to many a parting groan
     And natural prayer
Of dying foemen mingled there–
Foemen at morn, but friends at eve–
     Fame or country least their care:
(What like a bullet can undeceive!)
     But now they lie low,
While over them the swallows skim,
     And all is hushed at Shiloh.

Herman Melville: Shiloh. A Requiem (April 1862),
in: Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War, 1866.

The Declaration of Independence, 1819

Bild: John Trumbull: The Declaration of Independence, 1819.

Film: Susan Hayward as Jane Froman in With a Song in My Heart, 1952.

Written by Wolf

4. July 2008 at 12:01 am

Posted in Rabe Wolf

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