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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:17 PM
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Ozymandias
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.

-Percy Bysshe Shelley
1792-1822
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:23 PM
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1. "Pride goeth before a fall." Proverbs - HUBRIS will get them all.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:24 PM
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2. Yep
You got it :thumbsup:
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:29 PM
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3. There seems to be a poetic steak going around right now..
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:42 PM
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8. Instant Karma's gonna get YOU!
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:34 PM
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4. I posted this in ET Awful's "Xanadu" thread...
I was accused that our minds think alike, which on many levels is fine by me. :)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

By the way, you still owe me a wrasslin' match, girl... I guess when you get back from France. (Nice tattoo pick from that other thread, too.)
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:35 PM
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5. Speaking of which, has anyone seen DUer Ozymandius?
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:38 PM
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6. I'm not a big fan of poetry in general...
...but I love this poem. :)
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:41 PM
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7. How many speakers in the poem?
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:43 PM
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9. Essentially two...
The poet and the traveler who tells him of the statue in the desert.
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