Tuesday, May 9, 2017


by Helen Hunt Jackson

Mysterious shapes, with wands of joy and pain,
Which seize us unaware in helpless sleep,
And lead us to the houses where we keep
Our secrets hid, well barred by every chain
That we can forge and bind: the crime whose stain
Is slowly fading ’neath the tears we weep;
Dead bliss which, dead, can make our pulses leap—
Oh, cruelty! To make these live again!
They say that death is sleep, and heaven’s rest
Ends earth’s short day, as, on the last faint gleam
Of sun, our nights shut down, and we are blest.
Let this, then, be of heaven’s joy the test,
The proof if heaven be, or only seem,
That we forever choose what we will dream!

1 comment:

JiEL said...

It's very nice to dream and it's a must too for our mental health.

But I think that in USA you must wake up and see what is REALLY going on in Washington.

Many «human rights» are at stake and are being denied by that Republican administration.

The waking up will be very painful for those who are sick, for the immigrants, and mostly for LGBT rights.

Here is what I saw on a blog of a very concern gay guy who is putting many warnings.

On today: http://godsandmen.blogspot.ca/?zx=7d33501845f7e03f
** Go read more in the past days an weeks.**


Queerty ran a short article last Friday (link here) about how Donald Trump recently visited with and posed side-by-side in the Oval Office for photographs with Robert Jeffress, a Baptist preacher and one of the most odious homophobes in the public arena.

Jeffress has appeared on Fox News and the reactionary fundamentalist lecture circuit peddling his books as well as his bizarre theories about LGBT Americans. He has said in public events that he believes gays and lesbians are either already pedophiles or likely to abuse children in the future.

He's also publicly compared being LGBT with bestiality and said LGBT people use "brainwashing techniques" to have gay issues "crammed down our throats." He also fretted about how LGBT people "are engaged in the most detestable, unclean, abominable acts you can imagine."

As if that wasn't enough, he has repeatedly warned that LGBT people "will pave the way for that future world dictator, the Antichrist."

In sum, there's not an awful lot of difference between Jeffress and the late Fred Phelps, the hateful slug who founded and led the notorious Westboro Baptist Church.

This is America, where even outrageous creeps like Jeffress have the First Amendment right to speak in public, no matter how disgusting and insane their ranting might be.

But why is the President of the United States, who waved around a rainbow flag and crowed about how he's so pro-LGBT, welcoming someone like Jeffress into the White House for a meeting and posing for pictures with him?

That doesn't sound like the actions of someone who's pro-LGBT.