January 21, 2013
“And Hope and History Rhyme” - Seamus Heaney
As I watched today and saw one million citizens standing on the Washington Mall waving small American flags in a flutter of red, white and blue as the first African American President was inaugurated for the second time, I felt such deep pride in being an American.
On NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” today, I heard Nikkey Finney, Professor of English Literature at the University of Kentucky, read part of a poem called “The Cure of Troy” by Seemus Heaney (1939-2013), the 1995 Nobel Prize winner in Literature, and thought – Yes! That is what this moment in time is all about and that is what we are here to feel, think and believe.
The Cure of Troy
…History says, Don't hope
So hope for a great sea-change