Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Poem for Tuesday

From Idylls of the King
By Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Far other was the song that once I heard
By this huge oak, sung nearly where we sit:
For here we met, some ten or twelve of us,
To chase a creature that was current then
In these wild woods, the hart with golden horns.
It was the time when first the question rose
About the founding of a Table Round,
That was to be, for love of God and men
And noble deeds, the flower of all the world.
And each incited each to noble deeds.
And while we waited, one, the youngest of us,
We could not keep him silent, out he flashed,
And into such a song, such fire for fame,
Such trumpet-glowings in it, coming down
To such a stern and iron-clashing close,
That when he stopt we longed to hurl together,
And should have done it; but the beauteous beast
Scared by the noise upstarted at our feet,
And like a silver shadow slipt away
Through the dim land; and all day long we rode
Through the dim land against a rushing wind,
That glorious roundel echoing in our ears,
And chased the flashes of his golden horns
Till they vanished by the fairy well
That laughs at iron--as our warriors did--
Where children cast their pins and nails, and cry,
"Laugh, little well!" but touch it with a sword,
It buzzes fiercely round the point; and there
We lost him: such a noble song was that.


Pimping: "Between the Lines", sweet PG Legolas/Gimli by who is listening to Russell Crowe and Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts whether she will admit it in her "current music" or not!

Also, GIP, because says there is no such thing as too many Jack/Stephen icons, and they look so busted. And, in her words, "rumpled. Concerned and rumpled."

Gacked from someone but I forgot to note whom:

THE MAGE-GIFT (10 of 14): Vanyel Ashkevron from Mercedes Lackey's _Magic's Price_
Your SF superpower is: The Mage-Gift
People would do well to stay on your good side, as
you wield magicks great and terrible. Beware
of the Dark Side, for if once you succumb,
forever will it dominate your destiny.
Beings who share your superpower: Vanyel Ashkevron
(The Last Herald-Mage), King Kelson (Deryni
series), Willow Rosenberg (Buffy The Vampire
What Is Your SF Superpower?
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Am supposed to have lunch with the lovely but am having car crises! Must go attend. And oops, I forgot to say happy birthday to Orlando Bloom. Do we think he will be very upset?

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