Thursday, April 30, 2009


What a relief to have Barack Obama as President of the United States. Still, I winced when he said that we need more soldiers.

When I heard about the difficulty of finding enough soldiers to go to Afghanistan, I remembered the quote, "Someday they'll give a war and nobody will come." My recollection was that Carl Sandburg wrote those words, but I was unable to verify that. Several of the sources I found said that it came from the following poem:

It doesn't, unless Carl Sandburg didn't read his entire poem. Does anyone know for certain what the source is?

Today's view from my porch:


gleaner said...

I think the world feels the same, what a relief to have Barack Obama. He is such an inspirational and eloquent speaker, one cannot help but like him. I often feel it sad that his mother and grandmother are not alive to see him now.

R.L. Bourges said...

Today is a national holiday here in France - similar to your Labor Day, but the 1er mai has a more militant history to it. The People, Yes seems somewhat appropriate, in the circumstances. However, Sandburg's poem being book-length, chances are the quote you mention is not in the excerpt.

Best to your President and here's to his next one hundred days.

Lovely photo, am. What is the name of the mountain?

Val said...

I am very glad to have discovered your blog. There is meaning, purpose, longing, and truth here. I will be back.