Paul Nash, Landscape from a Dream
If there’s no God,
there’s only one thing left:
Honour is ten times
more precious than dignity.
Your dignity you can afford
to lose, your honour you cannot.
Honour in adversity
honour on the rack of suffering
honour when you have nothing left
and your life is in ruins
and your dignity in tatters—
that is holiness.
Honour is God,
This bagatelle offers us a refreshing change from the more serious articles we usually publish. It is a short poem belonging to the comic verse genre written several years ago by Lasha Darkmoon. The poem is followed by one of LD’s favorite Monty Python skits. (Editor JSM)