An Exhausted Nation

Strenuous
times! Never all day
did the procession of popular
images through the farm
kitchens cease; it was tiring
watching. Such truce was
called in the invisible
warfare between bad and
worse where two half-truths
face one another over
the body of an exhausted
nation, each one waiting for
the other to be proved wrong.
R.S. Thomas, The Truce (1978)

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