Sunday, September 04, 2005

Katrina Sources from Matt

At the bottom of the post on Jabbor Gibson, I linked to a post on a blog by "Matt" called The Tattered Coat. Matt is keeping a Summary of Useful Resources on the Katrina Aftermath at the top of his blog. Here's the link:

Matt's blog has a tattered coat as logo and its motto is "but a paltry thing."

I bet Nick will know the source:
An aged man is but a paltry thing,
A tattered coat upon a stick, unless
Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing
For every tatter in its mortal dress.
William Butler Yeats, Sailing to Byzantium, st. 2, The Tower (1928).

Here's a link to the whole of The Tower from Humanities Web.

It's a death song and it ends:
.....gather me
Into the artifice of eternity.

Once out of nature I shall never take
My bodily form from any natural thing,
But such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make
Of hammered gold and gold enameling
To keep a drowsy Emperor awake;
Or set upon a golden bough to sing
To lords and ladies of Byzantium
Of what is past, or passing, or to come.

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