fredag 5 december 2008

Lucka #6

Bakom den sjätte luckan hittar vi en del av en dikt av en ständigt kulturdebattaktuell poet, som bland annat skrev boken som ligger till grunden för musikalen Cats. Vi söker de bibliska figurerna i diktens titel.


All this was a long time ago, I remember,
And I would do it again, but set down
This set down
This: were we led all that way for
Birth or Death? There was a Birth, certainly,
We had evidence and no doubt. I had seen birth and death,
But had thought they were different; this Birth was
Hard and bitter agony for us, like Death, our death,
We returned to our places, these Kingdoms,
But no longer at ease here, in the old dispensation,
With an alien people clutching their gods.
I should be glad of another death.

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