January 4, 2005

Alas, alas for England...

ELEGY IN A COUNTRY CHURCHYARD

The men that worked for England,
They have their graves at home:
And birds and bees of England
About the cross can roam.

But they that fought for England,
Following a falling star,
Alas, alas for England
They have their graves afar.

And they that rule in England,
In stately conclave met,
Alas, alas for England
They have no graves as yet.

by G. K. Chesterton

(thanks to Joe Horn)

Posted by John Weidner at January 4, 2005 8:29 PM
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