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Laws - Poem by gershon hepner

They make things happen in the world, like spells,
but only work if men believe in them;
belief gives them the power that compels
rejection of the men that they condemn,
while disbelief creates a vacuum
that’s filled eventually with other laws;
they are the rules for games whom zero sum
is either anarchy or social wars.

Inspired by Christopher Benfey’s review of Hilary Mantel’s book “Wolf Hall” (“Renaissance Men, ” NYT Book Review, November 1,2009) :
Thomas Cromwell remains a controversial and mysterious figure. Mantel has filled in the blanks plausibly, brilliantly. “Wolf Hall” has epic scale but lyric texture. Its 500-plus pages turn quickly, winged and falconlike. Trained in the law, Mantel can see the understated heroism in the skilled administrator’s day-to-day decisions in service of a well-ordered civil society — not of a medieval fief based on war and not, heaven help us, a utopia. “When you are writing laws you are testing words to find their utmost power, ” Cromwell reflects. “Like spells, they have to make things happen in the real world, and like spells, they only work if people believe in them.” Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf Hall” is both spellbinding and believable.


11/1/09


Comments about Laws by gershon hepner

  • Veteran Poet - 1,914 Points Marieta Maglas (11/3/2009 6:53:00 PM)

    Dura lex, sed lex - The law is harsh, but it is the law
    The compliance with the law is important for the existence of the state.
    Markus Burgstaller’s book, Theories of Compliance with International Law
    is a great contribution to the literature relating to the compliance.
    He develops a typology of some models of compliance with
    international law with the following categories: realist, institutionalist and normative
    theories. The book includes innovative elements, reworked understandings of the realist, institutionalist and normative labels in the field of compliance.
    The law have to be improved continuously.
    Excellent poem.Thank you for sharing.
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  • Rookie - 185 Points Anju Addanki (11/2/2009 2:44:00 AM)

    its nice defination of laws and so very true. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Lyric

  1. 1. Laws , gershon hepner
  2. 2. A Smile Reborn , M.D Dinesh Nair
  3. 3. I Forgot To Believe , Neela Nath Das
  4. 4. America , Neela Nath Das
  5. 5. Ireland , Saiom Shriver
  6. 6. My Song Is You... , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  7. 7. Lyrics Of Life , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  8. 8. Why Do Birds Sing? , Robert William Service
  9. 9. My Heart Sings... , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  10. 10. Like The Burglar , gershon hepner
  11. 11. To Fiona , William Stanley Braithwaite
  12. 12. Lyric Of A Love Song , Peter LeBuhn
  13. 13. The Song Of An African , Anele TheAfrikanSon kaMtheth ..
  14. 14. Music Pinions , Saiom Shriver
  15. 15. Your Graduation Day , Jose Baez
  16. 16. Only A Dream , Liv Mealone
  17. 17. We Of U'Reil , Peter Vector
  18. 18. Oblivious Minds , Lidia Anderson
  19. 19. Legal Immigrant , Emu Getachew
  20. 20. Late In The Afternoon , Shalom Freedman
  21. 21. Gravestone Haiku , Chenou Liu
  22. 22. Diana Ross , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  23. 23. Naked , Emmanuel George Cefai
  24. 24. Effigy , Lewis Grandison Alexander
  25. 25. My Poems Too Simple , Shalom Freedman
  26. 26. Many People Lives In Thy.... , Neela Nath Das
  27. 27. On The Facebook, Find I Not The Face Of .. , Bijay Kant Dubey
  28. 28. Overflow , gershon hepner
  29. 29. Silent Songsmith's Disappearance , nimal dunuhinga
  30. 30. You Have Here Everything , gajanan mishra
  31. 31. South State Street: Chicago , Maxwell Bodenheim
  32. 32. A Choir Of Angel , new heart
  33. 33. The Poet And The Musician: A Love Story , Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel ..
  34. 34. If Death Had A Face, It Would Be Pretty. , Nicole Settimi
  35. 35. New Crucifixions , M.D DINESH NAIR
  36. 36. Weeping Branch , Marjorie Welish
  37. 37. The Arkansas Prison System , Frank Stanford
  38. 38. The Broken Gadget , Musfiq us shaleheen
  39. 39. Rainy Summers , lalitha iyer
  40. 40. Lyric Of Love , Musfiq us shaleheen
  41. 41. Lesbos Island , cheung shun sang
  42. 42. Time Won’t Stand Still , David McLansky
  43. 43. God , Morgan Michaels
  44. 44. Burnt Amiss The Dread That Was , Emmanuel George Cefai
  45. 45. Made For You , Maia Padua
  46. 46. The Song One Sings In Old Age , Shalom Freedman
  47. 47. Little Boy Lullaby , John Carter Brown
  48. 48. Love, The Song Of Songs , Madison Julius Cawein
  49. 49. In This Book Of Verse , Emmanuel George Cefai
  50. 50. Pre Beatle Fame , oskar hansen
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