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This too shall pass

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 […]

Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries

It seems impossible to find in any form other than the film’s credits, but this haunting sung version of A. E. Housman’s Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries (pinched, in large part, from Catullus) used as the main theme to The Dogs of War stays with you. The singer is Gillian McPherson, who seems to […]

Poetry in Motion/Gibberish in Neutral

H/T: Judith Sloan of Catallaxy, apologies to Dorothea MacKellar of My Country