In this category:

    FLEURSDUMAL POETRY LIBRARY - classic, modern, experimental & visual & sound poetry, poetry in translation, city poets, poetry archive, pre-raphaelites, editor's choice, etc.
    POETRY ARCHIVE
    Archive A-B
    FLEURSDUMAL POETRY LIBRARY - classic, modern, experimental & visual & sound poetry, poetry in translation, city poets, poetry archive, pre-raphaelites, editor's choice, etc.
    CLASSIC POETRY
    WAR & PEACE

New on FdM

  1. Hans Hermans: Landscape (102)
  2. Diane di Prima: The Poetry Deal. San Francisco Poet Laureate Series No. 5
  3. Aslı Erdoğan: The Stone Building and Other Places
  4. Ton van Reen: Het diepste blauw (075). Een roman als feuilleton
  5. Hugo Ball: 1 Stern und 7 kazamogipuffel
  6. Marie Richeux: Climats de France. Roman
  7. Centre Pompidou: Le Cubisme
  8. Haruki Murakami: Killing Commendatore. A novel
  9. Gérard de Nerval: A Victor Hugo – Poéme
  10. Jo Nesbø: Macbeth. Blut wird mit Blut bezahlt (Thriller)

Or see the index

All categories

  1. AUDIO, CINEMA, RADIO & TV (86)
  2. DANCE (47)
  3. DICTIONARY OF IDEAS (149)
  4. EXHIBITION – art, art history, photos, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ready-mades, video, performing arts, collages, gallery, etc. (1,285)
  5. FICTION & NON-FICTION – books, booklovers, lit. history, biography, essays, translations, short stories, columns, literature: celtic, beat, travesty, war, dada & de stijl, drugs, dead poets (2,388)
  6. FLEURSDUMAL POETRY LIBRARY – classic, modern, experimental & visual & sound poetry, poetry in translation, city poets, poetry archive, pre-raphaelites, editor's choice, etc. (3,531)
  7. LITERARY NEWS & EVENTS – art & literature news, in memoriam, festivals, city-poets, writers in Residence (1,268)
  8. MONTAIGNE (87)
  9. MUSEUM OF LOST CONCEPTS – invisible poetry, conceptual writing, spurensicherung (43)
  10. MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY – department of ravens & crows, birds of prey, riding a zebra (76)
  11. MUSEUM OF PUBLIC PROTEST (73)
  12. MUSIC (147)
  13. PRESS & PUBLISHING (63)
  14. REPRESSION OF WRITERS, JOURNALISTS & ARTISTS (78)
  15. STORY ARCHIVE – olv van de veestraat, reading room, tales for fellow citizens (16)
  16. STREET POETRY (25)
  17. THEATRE (144)
  18. TOMBEAU DE LA JEUNESSE – early death: writers, poets & artists who died young (223)
  19. ULTIMATE LIBRARY – danse macabre, ex libris, grimm & co, fairy tales, art of reading, tales of mystery & imagination, sherlock holmes theatre, erotic poetry, ideal women (145)
  20. WAR & PEACE (44)
  21. · (2)

Or see the index



  1. Subscribe to new material: RSS

Laurence Binyon poetry: The Pity of It

 

The Pity of It

I walked in loamy Wessex lanes, afar
From rail-track and from highway, and I heard
In field and farmstead many an ancient word
Of local lineage like “Thu bist,” “Er war,”

“Ich woll,” “Er sholl,” and by-talk similar,
Nigh as they speak who in this month’s moon gird
At England’s very loins, thereunto spurred
By gangs whose glory threats and slaughters are.

Then seemed a Heart crying: “Whosoever they be
At root and bottom of this, who flung this flame
Between folk kin tongued even as are we,

“Sinister, ugly, lurid, be their fame;
May their familiars grow to shun their name,
And their brood perish everlastingly.”

Laurence Binyon
(1869 – 1943)
The Pity of It

fleursdumal.nl magazine

More in: Archive A-B, CLASSIC POETRY, WAR & PEACE

Previous and Next Entry

« | »

Thank you for reading FLEURSDUMAL.NL - magazine for art & literature