“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Monday, January 21, 2013

Rosa Parks by Claire Morton (8)

Rosa Parks on a bus,
Lightning of justice strikes down.
Thunder the voice of the King speaking his dream.
Rain, a waterfall of justice raining down,
Raining down on the 50 states of America.
Forever let freedom and justice ring.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Senator Schumer announced at the White House luncheon today that Rosa Parks would complete her journey from the back of the bus to the front of the National Statuary Hall next year.

While I won't hold my breath, it would exciting if the style of the sculpture (which will be placed as the frontispiece of the Hall) absorbed the literary quality of the poem you quote.