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Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble:

for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand, Joel 2:1.


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Monday, 9 April 2012

Ulster 1912

This poem was written by Rudyard Kipling and was first published in The Morning Post, on 9th April 1912 in recognition of the fight against Home Rule.

Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of inquity and the act of violence is in their hands, Isaiah 49:6.

The dark eleventh hour
Draws on and sees us sold
To every evil power
We fought against of old -
Rebellion, rapine, hate,
Oppression, wrong and greed
Are loosed to rule our fate
By England's art and deed.

The faith in which we stand,
The laws we made and guard,
Our honour, lives, and land
Are given for reward
To murder done by night
To treason taught by day,
To folly, sloth, and spite,
And we are thrust away.

The blood our fathers spilt,
Our love, our toils, our pains
Are counted us for guilt
And only bind our chains -
Before an Empire's eyes
The traitor claims his price.
What need of further lies?
We are the sacrifice.

We know the war prepared
On ever peaceful home
We know the hells prepared
For such as serve not Rome
The terror, threats, and bread
In market, hearth, and field -
We know, when all is said,
We perish if we yield.

Believe we dare not boast,
Believe we dare not fear:
We stand to pay the cost
In all that men hold dear.
What answer from the North?
One Law, One Land, One Throne!
If England drives us forth
We shall not fall alone.

1 comment:

Gerry Leddy said...

Oh 1912,

That is when Belfast and Londonderry were truly in ULSTER. When Ulster was one of the four provinces of the whole of Ireland and it was the whole Island was in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (not Northern Ireland)

of course all that changed in 1922 when 6 of the counties of Ulster became the new Province of Northern Ireland.

I think the biggest mistake made by the British side of the talks was not including Donegal in Northern Ireland, It would have significantly reduced the size of the border and significantly reduced the cost of policing the border.