Talking Goose

They had been sitting in the sun but she soon opted for a shady spot

and so they moved to the table under the awning attached to a sleeping carousel.

Spooky Forest

The distant mirror

         Again, death  filled  the sacred shrines 

                          with lifeless bodies, 

          all the temples of the heavenly ones 


                       crowded with carcasses 

religion of the gods was not counted for much:

the grief of the moment overwhelmed it all. 

Nor did the old rites of burial continue in the city,

                          Horrors of burial.  

   the whole people was disordered and in panic,       every man sorrowing buried his dead,

                                laid out as best he could

Rocks of Balance

  "Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate — we cannot consecrate — we cannot hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."