Yes, you have read the title correctly. By now, you might be wondering to yourself–
What does the 2010 Gulf Oil disaster have in common with an Irish bard?
After the rebellion in Ireland, Easter 1916, the Irish poet, William Butler Yeats,
summed up the outcome. In two of the most memorable poetic lines,
Yeats observed that the Irish people and country
The Gulf 2010, might be a title that will be memorable to future world citizens.
The oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has left an impact for now & future generations.
With a sad irony, this tragic event has been captured in photos, in a way that echoes
Yeats’ comment on the Irish turmoil. Check out this link to see for yourself:
Irony seems to be the theme of the day.
This week, I received my copy of the fund-raising anthology, Oil & Water and Other Things that Don’t Mix.
I was excited to see my poem, Before Petroleum, in this book while at the same time, I mused about
the sad reason for compiling this collection of writing.
Yeats had it right, all along!