The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #3788348
Posted By: Amos
03-May-16 - 12:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
O City! O latest Throne! Where I was rais'd
To be a mystery of loveliness
Unto all eyes, the time is well-nigh come
When I must render up this glorious home
To keen Discovery: soon yon brilliant towers
Shall darken with the waving of her wand;
Darken, and shrink and shiver into huts,
Black specks amid a waste of dreary sand,
Low-built, mud-wall'd, Barbarian settlements.
How chang'd from this fair City!'
by Alfred Tennyson
Who didn't think this particularly poem was any good. He put it together to enter a contest because his father urged him to. He won.