dedalus Posted January 15, 2012 Share Posted January 15, 2012 The road was a ribbon of moonlight across the purple moor when the highwayman came riding, riding up to my front door. Sirrah, raged he, in tones of dudgeon and high incense: no more delay, I pray, please pay for your TV license! *** Come pensive nun, devout and pure, sober, steadfast and demure. Let's go out and have some fun: we'll dance the fandango and the tango, and I'll have you home by half past one. *** There is sweet music here which softer lies thn tired eyelids upon tired eyes; when it gets too much I make it stop and switch my iPod to hip hop. *** The Assyrian came down like a wolf on the fold and his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold; with ulullating cries they surrounded my car, and sold me five rugs and a bug in a jar. *** When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I think of fine ladies I have caught and hope the latest won't be last. *** I will arise now and go to Inisfree, and a cabin I will build there of clay and wattles made; nine whiskey stills shall I have there, all made just for me, smoke dope in a purple glow, then doze off in the shade. *** In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. And I remember how he said to me, you can't take pleasure with you, you must take your pleasures now, with girls brought in from Vegas and gamblers from Macau. *** No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; This much is surely plain. Half-serious, half glitter and tinsella, A man is in fact a peninsula. ------------------------------------------------- OK ... the ball is rolling. Give it a go! Quote Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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