Sunday, October 28, 2007
Their Wounds Were Swords
In honour of the Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War - some of the words of the great poet Roy Campbell, who witnessed some of the martyrdoms (including the simple parish priest who received him and his wife into the Church) - and barely escaped with his own life.
"Their wounds were swords - how bravely worth/the care the angels took to smith them!
We thought they took their victory with them/but they had brought it down to earth,
For it was from their neighbouring spire/the proud Alcazar caught the fire/Which gave that splendour phoenix-birth."