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Poem meme, from bluerain [Sep. 19th, 2005|07:40 pm]
Darth Paradox
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[music |Tom Smith - Divine Irregularity]

Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read,
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed,
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

[User Picture]From: grassynoel
2005-09-20 04:57 am (UTC)
Seven hungry cannibals
Sitting down to lunch
Gobble gobble gulp gulp
Munch munch munch

-- Spike Milligan
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[User Picture]From: jerith
2005-09-20 08:04 am (UTC)
To see the world in a grain of sand
Heaven in a wild flower
To hold infinity in the palm of your hand
Eternity in an hour
--William Blake

I had that on a T-shirt superimposed on a portion of the Mandelbrot set, once. It was my favourite for years, until it eventually fell apart.
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[User Picture]From: hokie
2005-09-20 01:13 pm (UTC)
In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter – bitter", he answered,
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart."

- Stephen Crane
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