Sunday, January 30, 2011

News from Thermopylae

Four years ago, when I started this blog, I was much taken by the poem at the bottom of the page. I found it while searching for something else in the King's College London database; I wrote down the excerpt as you see them below, but stupidly forgot to note the poet's name. (It was in an academic journal.) I searched for it again but couldn't find it, so it has been anonymous all this time.

Thanks to Wesley Moore and the Harvard University alumni magazine, the omission has now been made good. (The magazine has a "Chapter and Verse" column where readers can ask for help in such matters. This one will appear in the March-April issue.) The poet is Howard Lachtman. A tip of the virtual hat to him, to Mr Moore, and the erudite readers of Harvard Magazine. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford

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At 8:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One can only hope. Your optimism is inspiring in light of your "vintage".

 

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