Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Memento

Don John in a historical reenactment 

Don John statue amongst the rubble in Sicily 

The Tomb of the Hero

Cervantes on his galley sets the sword back in the sheath
(Don John of Austria rides homeward with a wreath.)
And he sees across a weary land a straggling road in Spain,
Up which a lean and foolish knight forever rides in vain,
And he smiles, but not as Sultans smile, and settles back the blade...
(But Don John of Austria rides home from the Crusade.)

-GKC

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