A 2,500 BC motto for today’s White House …

Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for TRUTH HAS STUMBLED IN THE PUBLIC SQUARES, and uprightness cannot enter.” Isaiah 59:14

WE MUST NOT LET THE LIARS WIN …

From H.D.’s poem ‘Ancient Wisdom speaks to the Mountain’ (III)

Her cloak is very old
yet blue as the blue-poppy,
blue as the flax in flower:

and not an hour passed
in our torment
but she thought of us:

she did not change,
the mountain changed from gold to violet,
as the sun rose and set:

she knew our fear,
and yet she did not falter
nor cast herself in anguish by the river:

but she stood,
the sun on her hair
or the snow on her blue hood:

winter and summer,
summer and winter
. . . again . . . again . . .

never forgetting
but remembering
our peculiar desolation:

I will stand here, she said to the mountain,
that even you must start awakeaware
that beauty can endure
:

her cloak is very, very old
and blue . . .

H. D. (1943)

BEAUTY CAN ENDURE

IN THE PUBLIC SQUARES

H.D. (Hilda Doolitttle 1886 – 1961)

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