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For Lucia, with thanks for the haikus.
(Blame Mike Post and Don Pablo for quoting Shelley the other day and setting me off.)

I met a traveller from a distant shire
Who said: A vast and pointless shaft of steel
Stands on a hill top… Near it, in the mire,
Half sunk, a shattered turbine lies, whose wheels
And riven blades and snarls of coloured wire
Tell that its owners well their mission read
Which did not last nor, nowhere to be seen,
The hand that paid them and the empty head.
And scrawled around the base these lines are clear:
‘My name is Millibandias, greenest Green.
Look on my works, ye doubters, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round this display
Of reckless cost and loss, blotless and fair,
The green and pleasant landscape rolls away.

Apr 8, 2010 at 7:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterDreadnought

Very nice!

Apr 8, 2010 at 7:27 PM | Unregistered Commentermichel

Good one, Josh - Lucia is indeed a ray of sunshine.

And a very nice twist on Ozymandias, Dreadnought - that one's a keeper!

Apr 8, 2010 at 9:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterAlex Cull

Dreadnought --

I never thought a discussion about the subjunctive mood would turn you into a raging whatever.

Shelley is one of my favorites and Mike Post was simply kind enough to point out the misquoted reference, which I could not place, but he did.

What is the haikus to which you refer, and pry, what terrible deed do you commit? A misplaced comma, perhaps?

Apr 8, 2010 at 10:39 PM | Unregistered CommenterDon Pablo de la Sierra

Don Pablo--
I think "For Lucia, with thanks for the haikus. " refers to me. I occasionally write haiku's at my blog.

Nice poem! :)

Apr 8, 2010 at 11:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterLucia

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