December 15, 2012

Rachel Weeps

A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and wailing.
Rachel cries for her children and will not be consoled,
because they are not.
Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon them.
A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and wailing.
Rachel cries for her children and will not be consoled,
because they are not.

From Requiem for Children, 1980
Tobias Stanislas Haller BSG


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5 comments:

JCF said...

Another musical interpretation: Ramah, in global context.

http://youtu.be/eygJJ2XegDQ

Tobias Haller said...

Thanks, JCF. The "disappeared" are among the holy innocents...

Mr. Mcgranor said...

It is almost cliche the wicked deeds of man...and Satan.

Murdoch Matthew said...

Weep for the children of Connecticut. Weep also for the children of Pakistan -- 176 dead by drone at one count. Children gathering firewood in Afghanistan, blown up. Two teenagers, one US born, blown up in Yemen. Take assault rifles away from mad men. Take drones away from power-mad men ever seeking war.

Tobias Haller said...

MM, I think you have the equivalence about right -- though the power dynamic is even more damning on the side of state-driven murder.