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April is National Poetry Month, so when you see this, post a poem you like on your LJ.

"Ozymandias" by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I met a traveller 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 shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on 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.

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Date: 2007-04-05 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Egad, I had to memorize that one for Conway... or Rauscher... or someone else equally insane...

I don't remember much anymore.

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Date: 2007-04-10 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Bet it was Rauscher or Austin. Percy seems a little male for Conway (Dr., anyway.)


Date: 2007-04-05 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Only yesterday, I used the line "Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!" in the comments field when I submitted a finished course to our QA team here at OpenCourseWare (with some added implication that my course would be full of errors for them to despair over).

Re: Cosmic!

Date: 2007-04-10 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I keep telling you, I'm psychic.

Or maybe I knew I'd be telling you that now....

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