Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Poem: The Second Comming By W.B. Yeats

The Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some 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 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


Secret Rapture said...

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Steven said...

What are you smoking?

Can I have some?

Anonymous said...

Of course, the second comming should have happened nearly 2000 years ago. Of the may verses that tell us this, i like matt 26:64 where jesus tells the high priest at his trial that he shall see him return on the clouds with the power of heaven. I may be wrong, But I thing the prest died without that happening. Oh and for rhe benefit of any fundies out there, the resurrection occurs AFTER the return of jesus, so dont give us any of your rubbish about seeing him return in the afterlife (rev 20:4-5). 2 Peter 3 is full of excuses as to why Jesus had not returned as expected - apparently god wants to give more people time to be saved (and presumably dammned). Strange that an all knowing perfect god would change his mind. The bible also tells us that salvation is predetermined (acts 13:48).
Here is a simpler explanation: jesus died and stayed dead!
Billy Sands

Steven said...

No Billy he came back as a zombie and has been eating brains ever since.