O for a voice like thunder and a tongue
To drown the throat of war!—When the senses
Are shaken, and the soul is driven to madness,
Who can stand? When the souls of the oppressed
Fight in the troubled air that rages, who can stand?...
When Sin claps his broad wings over the battle,
And sails rejoicing in the flood of Death;
When souls are torn to everlasting fire,
And fiends of hell rejoice upon the slain,
O who can stand? O who hath caused this?
O who can answer at the throne of God?
The Kings and Nobles of the Land have done it!
Hear it not, Heaven, thy Ministers have done it!
So. this is the kickoff of my entry into a group blog The Riddim Method. I am honored to be among such talents there. Go now, for a slew of amazing sights and sounds, new ideas, familiar things re-mixed, and my first entry, in which I link this 18th century poem with the K-otix remix of Kanye's "Gold Diggers" inspired by Kanye's recent words on NBC. Link to the tune there, as well.