Mar. 15th, 2015 02:56 am
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So I received three contributions to this “Ozymandias”/“Second Coming” idea I had, and this is what I did to them:

Stand in the centre. Turn in the lone and level.
those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on.

A vast image out of spiritus mundi troubles my sight:
Two vast and trunkless legs of stone stand in the desert.
Near them, on the sand, a shape with lion body and the head of a man,
half sunk, its shattered visage lies, whose frown, and wrinkled lip,
and sneer of cold command,
while all about it reel shadows of the indignant desert birds…
Only this inscription remains:
"I am the one who calls. The falcon cannot hear the call.
Look upon the widening gyre, ye mighty, and despair."

The hand that mocked the head of a man,
And what rough beast
Who said:
Who said: “Two vast and the heart that colossal wreck,
boundless drops again but now I know:
Things fall apart; and yet survive."

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving, is at hand.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed upon the desert sand.

Stretch far away: decay; and yet survive.


And I think that’ll work Just Fine as a spell about death and change and memory and time and patience and eternity and impermanence…


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