Barcelona, July, 1936

Drusilla
Strolls
Languid
Through
Midnight,
Leaning
Upon the
Arm of
Her
Beloved
As Spain
Devours
Itself in
In a vicious
Fandango-
Red
Against
White,
White
Against
Red-
Where
Gaudi's
Forsaken
Sagrada Família
Claws
Impotently
At
Heaven,
Writhing in
Frozen
Agony
While
Stray dogs
Quarrel
Among
The dead
At the doors
of Casa Milà-
And carnations
Bloom untended
In Park Güell-
Drusilla
Sighs,
Smiling,
Resting
Her head
Upon her
Beloved's
Shoulder...

(Paradise is
A
Relative
Term.)

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Look up Gaudi - you're in for a bizarre but beautiful treat. As for the Spanish Civil War, it gives World War II a run for its money - only on a smaller scale.