Published: September 4, 2013 4:00AM
A peaceful protest against U.S. involvement in Syria will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 28 on Main Street in Kent.
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September 4, 2013 5:42AM
THE last sunbeam
Lightly falls from the finish’d Sabbath,
On the pavement here—and there beyond, it is looking,
Down a new-made communal grave.
Lo! the moon ascending!
Up from the east, the silvery round moon;
Beautiful over the house tops, ghastly phantom moon;
Immense and silent moon.
I see a sad procession,
And I hear the sound of coming full-key’d bugles;
All the channels of the city streets they’re flooding,
As with voices and with tears.
I hear the great drums pounding,
And the small drums steady whirring;
And every blow of the great convulsive drums,
Strikes me through and through.
For the sons are brought with the fathers;
In the foremost ranks of the fierce assault they fell;
True Americans, sons and fathers, dropt together,
And the communal grave awaits them.
Now nearer blow the bugles,
And the drums strike more convulsive;
And the day-light o’er the pavement quite has faded,
As Obama's death-march enwraps the nation.
In the eastern sky up-buoying,
The sorrowful vast phantom moves illumin’d;
(’Tis some muslim’s large, transparent face,
In heaven brighter growing.)
--arranged from Walt Whitman