Project Ukraine 2/30

by Taifallos March. 08, 2014 729 views

The poem in it's beautiful entirety can be found here:
http://www.poemhunter.com/best-poems/gilbert-keith-chesterton/the-last-hero-3/ [poemhunter.com]

As I fondly remember it from On Combat:

I shall not die alone, alone,
but kin to all the powers,
As merry as the ancient sun
and fighting like the flowers.
How white their steel, how bright their eyes!
I love each laughing knave,
Cry high and bid him welcome to
the banquet of the brave.
Yea, I will bless them as they bend
and love them where they lie,
When on their skulls the sword I swing
falls shattering from the sky.
The hour when death is like a light
and blood is like a rose-
You have have never loved your friends, my friends,
as I shall love my foes.
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Project Ukraine 2/30 - Free Ukraine
Post something in memory of war fought for freedom.

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Jennifer Venter 4 years, 11 months ago

WOW this is stunning ! Love it !

4 years, 11 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 5 years, 6 months ago

So beautiful

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Unreal 5 years, 6 months ago

Great shot full of dimension and intensity

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Eija 5 years, 6 months ago

I DON'T BELIVE THIS IS HAPPENING IN UKRAINE TODAY. Protesters are shot down. This is so sad. I don't understand politic but this what has happened in Ukraine sucks. How can a big country kill its own citizens ?

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 5 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful poem...very intense post.

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Honeybee 5 years, 6 months ago

Wow! I really admire what you are doing here! Bravo! the Ukrainian people need a strong advocate and a voice on PB...you are definitely doing this...and without asking for money. I will be following your postings...know that I am walking along side of you...even though I don't have the time to post for project Ukraine each day. btw, your poem says a lot about combat.

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 5 years, 6 months ago

Agree with above comments-silence and respect.

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 5 years, 6 months ago

Leaves me speechless ... x

5 years, 6 months ago Edited
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