What c/c for this takeoff on "The Lion In Winter" poem?
Beckett, dead in the Cathedral,
memories of his, and your father's, arms,
but that's only here-say heresy.
"What mother does not love being
locked-up with her children...."
in the political boredom of
but not this year, children.
"We'll see the Second Coming
before...." another carpenter
is resurrected from stone-tomb.
"Oh can't you see it is us!
Not countries, not politics,
who breed war....WE are
the barbarians, WE all carry
knives....can't we all live
in peace, for a change?"
We all own this earth,
indivisible by lines on a map.
Indivisible by who challenges who.
We are all barbarians
of the printed word....
"Love me, little lamb, or leave me."
"Departure is a simple act."
Put the left knife down,
and then the right....can't
we all live in peace, for a change?
"Well, all families have their
ups and downs...."
And, 'peace', correctly spelled
here and now, is 'a glimmering
of Light in barbarians' minds.'
We ALL wear cave-skins
to ward against cave-cold,
in fire-lighting our world
of neolithic ideas, printed 'again'.
Murder is a sport.
Again, take the knives I give you.
Elinor was played by Catherine Hepburn, with King Henry of England played by Peter O'Toole.