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  •  Zero choice but to rebrand? (8+ / 0-)

    This is the party that loves to repeat the myth of the lost cause in a war to end the most hated human institution ever: slavery.

    You think a few measly congressional seats lost or the senate still in the hands of the American Communists (aka the Democrat party) is gonna change the minds?

    Two words: fuck no. These are the original and final double downers. They can repeat there mistakes until, like Ozyandia, only two vast and trunkless legs remain.

    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 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 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

    What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. Henry VI Part II Act 3 Scene 2

    by TerryDarc on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 08:29:05 AM PST

    •  Rec'd for Shelley (1+ / 0-)
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      That's one of very few sonnets that I thought worth memorizing. Keats/Homer and Millay/Euclid are the others.

      Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
      When a new planet swims into his ken.
      and
      Euclid alone
      Has looked on Beauty bare. Fortunate they,
      who though once only and then but far away
      Have heard her massive sandal set on stone.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 11:25:43 AM PST

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      •  Beautiful...about beauty (0+ / 0-)

        and here is the sonnet entire.

        Sonnet from The Harp-Weaver and Other Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay (1923)

        Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare.
        Let all who prate of Beauty hold their peace,
        And lay them prone upon the earth and cease
        To ponder on themselves, the while they stare
        At nothing, intricately drawn nowhere
        In shapes of shifting lineage; let geese
        Gabble and hiss, but heroes seek release
        From dusty bondage into luminous air.
        O blinding hour, O holy, terrible day,
        When first the shaft into his vision shone
        Of light anatomized! Euclid alone
        Has looked on Beauty bare. Fortunate they
        Who, though once only and then but far away,
        Have heard her massive sandal set on stone.

        What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted! Thrice is he arm'd, that hath his quarrel just; And he but naked, though lock'd up in steel, Whose conscience with injustice is corrupted. Henry VI Part II Act 3 Scene 2

        by TerryDarc on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 12:56:28 PM PST

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