Lay for the Day 10th
Nobel Peace Prize was first awarded on this day in 1901. The laureates
were Jean Henri Dunant, founder of the International Committee of the
Red Cross, and Frédéric Passy, economist, politician and
pacifist, who founded the Permanent International Peace League, the French
Society of the Friends of Peace, and the French Society for Arbitration
the book of Praises:
Of Them Who Hold
bullet must fly if the hammer falls
but that you pull the trigger is not inevitable,
refusing to give to war the honorific title
whose pain and death are neither,
as the light and the dark paint are neither light nor darkness;
and which awakes our suffering with a sense of purpose
shade evokes illumination.
ends of mortal powers,
hounded by shortness and greedy for extenuation,
are poor parables of designs aesthetic government.
who, on seeing the compositions
that slaughter offers the lens, insist these scenes need never
be, and being, have no mitigation, are all our blood-
states can afford in mitigation.
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