A Dispensation

There will be no war

I insist upon it

No heroes will fall

with their armor clattering

No Homeric quatrains

will be written to justify their existence

There will be no need for blind poets

nor for the epic Muses to have borne them

(only those with eyes wide open

who are ready to contume those warriors)

Yes, we will dispense with loyalist music

and especially that kind of poetry

if there will only be peace

and the war is avoided.