Project Ukraine 3/30

by Taifallos March. 09, 2014 1153 views

The Trenches
-Conrad Aiken

All night long, it has seemed for many years,
We have heard the terrible sound of guns,
All night long we have lain and watched the calm stars.
We cannot sleep, though we are tired,
The sound of guns is in our ears,
We are growing old and grey,
We have forgotten many simple things.
Is this you? Is this I?
Will the word come to charge today?…
All night long, all night long,
We listen and cannot close our eyes,
We see the ring of violet flashes
Endlessly darting against the skies,
We feel the firm earth shake beneath us,
And all the world we have walked upon
Crumbles to nothing, crumbles to chaos,
Crumbles to incoherent dust;
Till it seems we can never walk again,
That it is foolish to have feet, foolish to be men,
Foolish to think, foolish to have such brains,
And useless to remember
The world we came from,
The world we never shall see again …
All night long we lie this way,
We cannot talk, I look to see what you are thinking,
And you, and you,–
We are all thinking, ‘Will it come to-day?’

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Project Ukraine 3/30 In memory of the long suffering of the Ukrainian people.

The above photo is taken from the Historical Journal of the Vietnam War, courtesy of local Historians

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Robertpetergee 6 years, 3 months ago

great pic and great words..

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 6 years, 3 months ago

A very moving post - let's hope their ordeal is over soon

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Eija 6 years, 3 months ago

I agree, endless suffering. THE WORLD IS A STONE. We live very cold times. I hope Ukrainians negotiate for peace !

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Sreekumar Marar 6 years, 3 months ago

Endless suffering, nothing else a war can bring in...

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Finbarr 6 years, 3 months ago

Nice work !

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 6 years, 3 months ago

great project!

6 years, 3 months ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 6 years, 3 months ago

Shots of the Vietnam conflict are so very powerful..... the raw ugliness of war...

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Honeybee 6 years, 3 months ago

Seeing this photo sent chills down my back as I'm concerned for the Ukrainian people. I hope it doesn't get to this...war is always a tragedy for every person, family, community, and country. The trenches is a tough place to be!

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