Early morning song, Stinging bitterness. Early morning smog From distant pyres. Charred and ruined Among the ashes: A lonely sword, Lonely sword, broken. Remaining is the worst part, Going on knowing What was wrong. Fanning up the flames And stoking up the fires And making a martyr For all your pains.
Joan of Arc, French heroine and saint, was born on this day in 1412.
Theodore Roosevelt, American politician, statesman and conservationist, died today in 1919.