Chris Hedges at his best

Murder Is Not an Anomaly in War

Here’s a teaser, credited in the article to Roman poet Catullus, for his brother. I searched in vain to credit  the translation,  only finding it unrivaled. Chris?

“By strangers’ costs and waters, many days at sea,
I come here for the rites of your unworlding,
Bringing for you, the dead, these last gifts of the living
And my words–vain sounds for the man of dust.
Alas, my brother, You have been taken from me. You have been taken from me,
By cold chance turned a shadow, and my pain.
Here are the foods of the old ceremony, appointed
Long ago for the starvelings under the earth:
Take them: your brother’s tears have made them wet: and take
Into eternity my hail and my farewell.”


One response to this post.

  1. Thanks for the link. I’ve been waiting to have time to read the whole article, and today I did. Chris is a hero to me; heard him speak once in person, about Gaza. He tells the truth.

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