Tuesday, April 08, 2008


While the new frigates get all the media attention, the 1st Generation Navy missile gunboats are getting ready to be decommissioned.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

I borrowed the passage below from wikipedia that describes how Dylan Thomas tries to use this poem to motivate his father who was a former militant man. The passage is especially relevant.