The Ballad of East and West
I publish a weekly e-zine entitled Tidbits. This coming week’s issue contains one stanza of a poem by Rudyard which strikes home for me when I consider our political climate. Here is the first stanza. Consider the date in which it was written. And consider today’s times. Hope you enjoy.
Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, tho’ they come from the ends of the earth!