Monday, July 6, 2009

Thought for the Day: Yevgeny Yevtushenko on Corrupt Societies (and Churches?)

How sharply our children will be ashamed
taking at last their vengeance for these horrors
remembering how in so strange a time
common integrity could look like courage.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko, “Talk,” trans. Robin Milner-Galland and Peter Levi, in Selected Poems (NY: E.P. Dutton, 1962).