The Truth Barrier Is Back Online

 

The Truth Barrier has not been publishing for many months, due to technical complications that seemed insurmountable to me but weren’t at all. All I had to do was focus on it and fix it.

 

I am glad to be publishing again and I hope to gradually restore the site to the way it was before it crashed and all the design and formatting was lost.

A very important note, going forward:

If my fierce opposition to “the left,” “globalism,” “identity politics,” and/or my growing embracement of Christianity bothers you then this website will bother you. I will no longer, this time, allow tantrums in the comments section. I will always allow discussion, debate, etc but not tantrums seeking to convert me to a leftist or an atheist.

Thank you for respecting the new rules.

–Celia Farber

 


“Funeral Music,” Geoffrey Hill

from “Funeral Music” by Geoffrey Hill:

8

Not as we are but as we must appear,
Contractual ghosts of pity; not as we
Desire life but as they would have us live,
Set apart in timeless colloquy.
So it is required; so we bear witness,
Despite ourselves, to what is beyond us,
Each distant sphere of harmony forever
Poised, unanswerable. If it is without
Consequence when we vaunt and suffer, or
If it is not, all echoes are the same
In such eternity. Then tell me, love,
How that should comfort us—or anyone
Dragged half-unnerved out of this worldly place,
Crying to the end ‘I have not finished’.

 

(Sent to Truth Barrier editor Celia Farber by Mark Harris–thank you Mark.)