Satan Bug Slouching Towards Bethlehem

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  • David Eckels
    David Eckels
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    on: September 12, 2020 at 11:31 am

    I’ve named him COVID-19

    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 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?

    David
    Website and blog: www.DavidEckelsPhotography.com

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    David Eckels
    David Eckels
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    Re: Satan Bug Slouching Towards Bethlehem
    Reply #1 on: September 12, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Obviously the formatting is screwed up. Sort of defeats the purpose, but then again, “things fall apart” 😉

    David
    Website and blog: www.DavidEckelsPhotography.com

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    Kevin Raber
    Kevin Raber
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    Re: Satan Bug Slouching Towards Bethlehem
    Reply #2 on: September 12, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Cool shot.

     

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    David Eckels
    David Eckels
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    Re: Satan Bug Slouching Towards Bethlehem
    Reply #3 on: September 12, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    <p>Thanks, Kevin. I guess the formatting got straightened out. Thanks.</p>

    David
    Website and blog: www.DavidEckelsPhotography.com

    Mike Nelson Pedde
    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    Re: Satan Bug Slouching Towards Bethlehem
    Reply #4 on: September 12, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    I’ve always preferred the term leaf-footed bug or assassin bug, but yours works better with this image. Thanks for sharing your poem!

    Mike.

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