To all those who fell by fiveplustwo

To all those who fell

Among the countless graves lining since 1807 in the 205 acres of the "Verano", the Monumental cemetery of Rome, there is this sacrarium, dedicated to all those who fought and fell in war.
I know, the architecture is magniloquent. But listen: singer/poet Fabrizio De Andre rewrote the verses of Edgar Lee Masters' "The Hill" in a song ("La Collina"), and I like them so much more than the original:

«Where are the generals,
who boasted in battles
of cemeteries of crosses on their chest?
Where are the sons of war
who left for an ideal, for a scam,
for a love gone wrong?
They sent back home
their remains, wrapped in flags
tied together tight, so they would seem whole.
All are sleeping, sleeping on the hill.»

what a lament.
January 27th, 2019  
An elegant cemetery and an even more elegant, eloquent song. Oh my!
January 27th, 2019  
January 28th, 2019  
very good
heart breaking words
January 28th, 2019  
@kali66 I built my youth on the album opened by this song. A concept inspired to Lee Master's Spoon River Anthology.
@louannwarren Thank you very much!
@mikegifford :)
@overalvandaan Thank you! The poem is great and the song is even greater!
January 30th, 2019  
Very powerful @domenicododaro
January 31st, 2019  
@adi314 Thank you, Adi!
February 2nd, 2019  
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