Friday, March 26, 2021

"Surely A Revelation Is At Hand!"

Surely the Second Coming is at hand.   
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out   
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert   
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,   
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,   
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it   
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.   
The darkness drops again; but now I know   
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,   
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,   
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

--W.B. Yeats

If this is not a sign of the end times, what is?

1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of the time I cleaned off the top of my mother's refrigerator and found someone had stashed a peep on it - maybe a year before? The thing was totally mummified, solid, as my mother lived in an old farm house that always had ants everywhere, I was struck by the fact that even ants wouldn't touch a peep. I kept it for a few days as a quickly fading joke, before throwing it away. Peepenshemtet, I called it. Marshmallows, yech!