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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 11:46 PM

I've had this song stuck in my head the last couple of days:

CHIVALROUS SHARK
(Wallace Irwin)

The most chivalrous fish of the ocean,
To ladies forbearing and mild,
Though his record be dark
Is the man-eating shark
Who will eat neither woman nor child.

He dines upon seamen and skippers,
And tourists his hunger assuage,
And a fresh cabin boy
Will inspire him with joy
If he's past the maturity age.
. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 11:47 PM

. . .

A doctor, a lawyer, a preacher,
He'll gobble one any fine day,
But the ladies, God bless 'em.
He'll only address 'em
Politely and go on his way.

l can readily cite you an instance
Where a lovely young lady of Breem,
Who was tender and sweet
And delicious to eat,
Fell into the bay with a scream.

. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 11:47 PM

. . .

She struggled and flounced in the water
And signaled in vain for her bark,
And she'd surely been drowned
If she hadn't been found
By a chivalrous man-eating shark.

He bowed in a manner most polished.
Thus soothing her impulses wild:
"Don't be frightened," he said,
I've been properly bred
And I eat neither woman nor child."

. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 11:48 PM

Then he proffered his fin and she took it-
While the passengers cheered
As the vessel they neared
And a broadside was fired in salute.

And they soon stood alongside the vessel,
When a life-saving dinghy was lowered
With the pick of the crew,
And her relatives too,
And the mate and the skipper aboard.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 11:48 PM

So they took her aboard in a jiffy
And the shark stood at attention the while,
Then he raised on his flipper
And ate up the skipper
And went on his way with a smile.

And this shows that the prince of the ocean,
To ladies forbearing and mild,
Though his record be dark,
Is the man-eating shark
Who will eat neither woman nor child

@animal
Reprinted in Song Fest by Dick and Beth Best
from Nautical Lays of a Landsman by Wallace Irwin
@fish @animal
Copyright 1904 Wallace Irwin
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 03 Nov 05 - 11:49 PM

What a very good song! Dad used to sing it to us at bedtime. Now we can all go to bed and get some sleep. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 02:57 AM

Ah, Mag, thou hast the blood of the Number Beast in your veins!! LOL

Fine song -- but what is that missing line? After proffering his fin?


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 09:20 AM

There was a pool shark at the Legion Hovel last night who offered to bet a fin....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 09:48 AM

Ah--I was in a hurry to copy it over. But that line would be
He offered his fin and she took it,
such a gentleman none can dispute,

(I think. It has been a long time since I sang this one).

And you mistake my interest. It isn't my goal to bag that number, it is my goal to discourage poaching by the likes of Flamingo Ted and daylia, of late, who only came by to bag a number.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 10:41 AM

Oh, I knew that. I was admiring your defense; sorry I wasn't clear.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 01:16 PM

Now we have got a namless Guest saying nice things! What is the world coming to?


If buttercups buzz'd after the bee,
If boats were on land, churches on sea,
If ponies rode men and if grass ate the cows,
And cats should be chased into holes by the mouse,
If the mamas sold their babies
To the gypsies for half a crown;
If summer were spring and the other way round,
Then all the world would be upside down.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 01:36 PM

That was no nameless guest! That was....uhhhh

Who was that masked Man!?!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 04:17 PM

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 04:23 PM

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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 04:25 PM

well - it looks like 400 point type louses things up...

o


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Ralphs
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 05:48 PM

Har! We're closing in on the 10,000th post. Har! That's when William Shatner will have the last word and put an end to this sorry thread. Har! I'm gonna be there to see it. Har! It will be great fun. Har! I love being Ralphs. Har! Shatner rules. Har!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 08:02 PM

Leedle Hack, you are a very inneresting sorta Earthling, but you make a watery sort of alien!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 11:41 PM

I do love that Blackadder!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 03:28 AM

You mean this one?, a little river in a pretty area of the Scottish Borders And the Whiteadder as well

They're a little way North of Coldstream, which has a famous guards regiment, and a river. The names are so original, ne pas?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 12:09 PM

Bunn, those are beauties, but I was thinking along the lines of this one (on the left).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 05 Nov 05 - 11:55 PM

So where is everyone this weekend? Say, did you hear on NPR about the glowing water, the fog? I think those ralfs are closer than you think.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 05 - 12:46 AM

Somewhere in this broad land, protest is raising its angry head; some people are protesting one thing, some another. Wherever in this gentle land human life has been encroached upoin, toes stepped on, wrong characterizations offered, injustices promoted, crimes disguised, there you will find the clarion voice of Protest. For example, a friend of mine is protesting a traffic sign that was erected right in front of her front door by the road, without any consultation or agreement on her part. Someone else is protesting the nomination of Judge Alito. It doesn't matter whether the issue is large or small. Often, it doesn't matter whether the issue is even real, or wholly imaginary. Protest -- like justice -- is often blind.

An interesting study could be made in the ways people handle the feeling of protest; often they just stop their gobs and suck it up. Other times they make small suggestions. Sometimes they march, yell, wave banners or scream. Occasionally they (gasp) do something.

The other night my friend wanted to know how to renew the blade in a hacksaw. I wonder what her outlet of protest could be.

I may be offline sporadically this weekend -- my computer has been temporarily moved to the dining room with a long jury-rigged extension to the Ethernet running over the floor. After ten years of developing carefully nurtured stacks in every quarter, I have had to empty my office literally to the floorboards. Reason is we get new floor put into tit Monday. Meanwhile every stick of library and desks and stuff is stacked up in the garage.

Happy Saturday, Mom!! I saw your name today on a map of ancient Palestine. Right next to Edom.
A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 06 Nov 05 - 09:35 AM

I bet Amos will find a lot of things he thought he lost that were buried in the 10-years' stack.

I found a wonderful sturdy pine bookshelf yesterday, one of those big rustic Mexican pieces that are becoming so popular with their distinct southwestern look. Found it at an area hardware store. It is strong enough to hold my LP collection--now that is strong! I moved albums out of boxes on the floor into this beautiful cabinet, and now if I can just figure out how to arrange all of the components of my audio and video system (9 pieces--VCR,DVD, Receiver, Dual cassette deck, Phonograph, RF filter, Dish Network box, rewinder, extra small cassette player for rewinding). And the TV. I've been doing the math for a while now, trying to keep those things in sight of their various remote controls but up away from the cat hair or the wagging dog tails. Everything is on a large (and unattractive) sturdy wire rack. Back to my pondering.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 06 Nov 05 - 10:48 PM

Ya know, living in the middle of a mess gets really ttteeeeeejus!! I think Mom was right. Pick up after yourself. Put things away. Clean up once inna while, what'll it hoit? Place for everything. This house looks like it was shuffled and dealt by a one-eyed riverboat gambler in a haze.

But the MOAB shall RISE AGAIN!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 09:26 AM

upsy daisy!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 09:46 AM

In our peregrinations we encountered a huge furniture store conducting a final going out of business sale; so we bought a pair of matching drawer-things for the bedroom. I will finally have a separate drawer for my socks. Today the flooring goes in, and the baseboards. Then, the furniture goes back, and the books get sorted -- by SUBJECT this time, not by size or color... and the chaos gets returned to its normal dimensions (normal dementia is more like it).

Meanwhile, out in the back yard, the liner is in and the pump inlet has been secured, the stone wall has been adjusted according to new inspirations (ouch) and this week the outlet will be finished and the end of the wall put together to make a pleasing jet into the cascade.
Then we get to test the bloody thing. Funny how when you don't know what you're doing, you have to make it up as you go along and every step takes two extra ones to get it right...

:D

Good morning mother
Our mother Dear
We're all so happy
To see you here.
Our faces washed,
Our hands are too,
Good morning Mother,
Dear, to you....

Songs for Docile Brats
Wyana Kickham, ed.
Hypnotic Handbooks For Parents series, 1911
Dullwit and Anesthete, Chicago


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 09:47 AM

Looks like a slow-moving torando came through here.

Last night my son's bed lost the support bar the runs under the middle of it. We hefted the mattress off, shifted the box spring, got out the broom, and swept up one of the missing nuts. The other was on top of his dresser where I put it when I found it weeks ago, not knowing what it went to but figuring I'd leave it in the proximity for later discovery.

Dust kittens galore, and when we moved the frame, a few got flattened. We had a nice momentary chuckle at his reaction to my comment about a "flattened kitten." He had an image of one of our cats biting the dust (so to speak) back there, and then found this pancake of dust.

Do you have any of those at your house Amos? Kind of makes you wonder what your electronics are finding to breathe, doesn't it? Mom has a point about cleaning up your room.

At least we know there aren't any Freds or Ralphs under his bed.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 12:50 PM

I just noticed something. I'm off away to England on Thursday for a week, and at the current rate of posts, will therefore miss the big moment. I will feel very guilty if we suffer a raid by Flamenco Ted, or other such indignities....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 12:59 PM

what big moment?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 01:09 PM

You mean the 10,000th post?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 01:10 PM

With only a little effort we could probably get through that today


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 01:11 PM

Or am I just spreading fertilizer here? c'mon - lets go over the top!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 01:22 PM

it's only 73 posts! If everyone does their share - that's probably only two or three posts each.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Ralphs
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 01:23 PM

Har! Sounds good to us! Har!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 01:28 PM

y'knmow - it used to be you could hit "back" after posting and then post again, and again by hitting submit.

But it looks like you can't any longer be a multiple submissive - even if you change the message in the submit box it doesn't take the message!

drat!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 01:32 PM

I just posted one that vanished.

Does Shatner know about this?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 02:27 PM

I've had about a dozen disappear - but only to MOAB.

Maybe Mom is just "not hearing" us today?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 02:47 PM

Maybe a clone is toying with us. Let's see if THIS ONE disappears. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 02:50 PM

I really should be doing some conversion to ABC for the shanty thread - but that would require a functional brain cell.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 03:08 PM

Of quality, we are full blessed
Our stuff enriches all the rest!
So rich of content, sweet in odor
Thickly spread, by kind encoder,
Thoughts of depth and insight vasty,
Quickly etherized to ASCII!
Lo, how brilliance flaunts each test
To shine more brightly than the rest,
Sparkling in moonlight, and day-shine,
Beyond the scope of mortal time!
Honor to MOAB! See her stand
Above all others in the land.
Now come ye forth, with drums, with thunder
And help her reach Her Magic Number,
With passion, jest, and colored phrases,
From far-flung, visionary places
Until, with glory, rhyme, and song
The thread grows to ten thousand strong!
Than shall we cheer, and jump around,
And shivered cries come tumbling down
And glamour shine from every head.
Then, spend us all two days in bed,
Resting and wasted, too drawn to speak,
From reaching that climactic peak!
Oh, what surprise and glorious thunder,
When Mother makes her Ultimate Number!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 03:16 PM

y'know - it's taken me a long time to be comfortable with the idea of Moab-mom being on top (there are some things a kid doesn't want to know) and now Amos you go talkin' about climaxes and all that sorta stuff.

I know you are out there in sunny california - but I wuz raised in New England - and we just never talked ubout such stuff!

boy - the things you learn out in the wide world!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 03:55 PM

MMario, I think the carpet adhesive is getting to him.

Amos, open a window and turn on a fan! (Good stuff, but we don't want to see your genius abruptly ended. Remember--practice safe laying.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 04:03 PM

Carpet Adhesive? Why do we want to stick him to the carpet?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 06:41 PM

He's putting down new carpet. They must have to do some sticking of stuff, don't they? (I have tile, hate carpet, but I remember removing those tack boards from around the edge of the room that seem to have been stuck down). Or maybe it's just the backing and carpet itself that is making him woozy.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Rapaire
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 07:21 PM

Dear Mom,

You go away for a few days -- 4 days, 3 cities, 3 airlines -- and everyone forgets you. Ah well, when I return we'll see. We'll see.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 07:44 PM

Big Steamers
1914-18

"Oh, where are you going to, all you Big Steamers,
   With England's own coal, up and down the salt seas?"
"We are going to fetch you your bread and your butter,
   Your beef, pork, and mutton, eggs, apples, and cheese."

"And where will you fetch it from, all you Big Steamers,
   And where shall I write you when you are away?
"We fetch it from Melbourne, Quebec, and Vancouver--
   Address us at Hobart, Hong-Kong, and Bombay."
                     
"But if anything happened to all you Big Steamers,
   And suppose you were wrecked up and down the salt sea?"
"Then you'd have no coffee or bacon for breakfast,
   And you'd have no muffins or toast for your tea."

"Then I'll pray for fine weather for all you Big Steamers,
   For little blue billows and breezes so soft."
"Oh, billows and breezes don't bother Big Steamers,
   For we're iron below and steel-rigging aloft."

"Then I'll build a new lighthouse for all you Big Steamers,
   With plenty wise pilots to pilot you through."
"Oh, the Channel's as bright as a ball-room already,
   And pilots are thicker than pilchards at Looe."

"Then what can I do for you, all you Big Steamers,
   Oh, what can I do for your comfort and good?"
"Send out your big warships to watch your big waters,
   That no one may stop us from bringing you food.

"For the bread that you eat and the biscuits you nibble,
   The sweets that you suck and the joints that you carve,
They are brought to you daily by all us Big Steamers--
   And if one hinders our coming you'll starve!"


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 08:10 PM

Rapaire he offers sanctimony
To win dear Mother's favours
And Bunnhabain bring chauvinists
Old nationalist ravers,
I cannot try to condescend
With vague important airs
And I won't go down to the nation's ends
To dredge up arms from bears.
But I will stay beside our Mom
Through slow times and frenetic
And offer her my silly lines
And musings all poetic.
Then let who still must brag brag more
And make assertions royal,
While we who really love our Mom
Stay here at home, and toil.

Mater et Fecalori
Pontificus Coupletus Inanus, Factorum Senatii
Rome, A.D. 23

Sentiment O. Verbering, trans.

Little, Thoughts, San Francisco, 1929


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 08:11 PM

I was listening to the shipping forecastHere , it's somewhere between hypnotic and soporific. I'm glad I'm inland tonight. I though it was a bit windy and unpleasent. The assortment of Hurricane, storm and gale warnings at sea around here is probabaly really unpleasent. It just put a verse of Big Steamers in mind, and random Kipling is good.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 08:15 PM

Well, if you insist on nationalist raving Amos, I will oblige!


Jerusalem

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green?
And was the Holy Lamb of God
On England's pleasant pastures seen?

And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

Bring me my Bow of burning gold:
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire.

I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England's green and pleasant Land.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 07 Nov 05 - 08:24 PM

Of course, this being William Blake, he had a tendancy to fill everything with imagery of this kind, in a manner we would now attribute to various species of mushroom.


Maybe we're safer with something like this,


The Poet's Song
Tennyson

The rain had fallen, the Poet arose,
   He passed by the town, and out of the street,
A light wind blew from the gates of the sun,
   And waves of shadow went over the wheat,
And he set him down in a lonely place,
   And chanted a melody loud and sweet,
That made the wild-swan pause in her cloud,
   And the lark drop down at his feet.

The swallow stopt as he hunted the bee,
   The snake slipt under a spray,
The hawk stood with the down on his beak
   And stared, with his foot on the prey
And the nightingale thought, "I have sung many songs,
   But never a one so gay,
For he sings of what the world will be
   When the years have died away.


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