The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #3359128
Posted By: Amos
04-Jun-12 - 11:12 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Tears,
And sighed to see the spectres thronging through;
But they replied, "You are the captive, you!
We have been free as air these many years."
I watched the billows beat the Adrian shore;
Each tossed exultingly, then ceased to be;
And one of them was you, and one was me:
But Ocean lived and thundered as before.
The Coliseum! There at Caesar's feet,
The gladiator bowed his pale farewell;
But pausing there, I mused of Heaven and Hell,
And worlds dismissed to triumph or defeat.
While in the Pantheon I knelt to pray,
With thoughts of Jove and Jesus much perplext,
A broken Hermes scoffed, "What credence next?"
And haloed saints lamented, "Who can say?"
To find the Truth, the Truth that cannot die,
I wandered darkling, wandered everywhere,
Until a statue, through the Grecian air,
All beautiful, responded, "Here am I."
John W. de Forest