Friday, August 7, 2009

This should get rid of those Nazi zombies, Squib.

Busy old fool, unruly Sun,
Why dost thou thus,
Through windows, and through curtains, call on us?
Must to thy motions lovers' seasons run?
Saucy pedantic wretch, go chide
Late school-boys and sour prentices,
Go tell court-huntsmen that the king will ride,
Call country ants to harvest offices;
Love, all alike, no season knows nor clime,
Nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.

Thy beams so reverend, and strong
Why shouldst thou think?
I could eclipse and cloud them with a wink,
But that I would not lose her sight so long.
If her eyes have not blinded thine,
Look, and to-morrow late tell me,
Whether both th' Indias of spice and mine
Be where thou left'st them, or lie here with me.
Ask for those kings whom thou saw'st yesterday,
And thou shalt hear, "All here in one bed lay."

She's all states, and all princes I;
Nothing else is;
Princes do but play us; compared to this,
All honour's mimic, all wealth alchemy.
Thou, Sun, art half as happy as we,
In that the world's contracted thus;
Thine age asks ease, and since thy duties be
To warm the world, that's done in warming us.
Shine here to us, and thou art everywhere;
This bed thy center is, these walls thy sphere.

23 comments:

squib said...

Yes but now I'm thinking of the film Sunshine and that creepy guy running around killing everyone

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Did it have zombies as well, Squib?

squib said...

He was more like a cross between a zombie and Satan

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Sounds a lot like this bloke.

squib said...

That's him! But he was more tanned in the movie

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Given Sunshine is set in 2050 or so, that's about the time Tone might be having a crack at being PM.

squib said...

This is where people who think we're just flaffing on about boring old poetry again are going to miss out on some Tone bashing. Serves them right

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

And in breaking news, Therese Rein is right as rain.

Huzzah!

squib said...

The silence is getting a bit eerie

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I'm working on something obscure, Squib.

Mad Cat Lady said...

i thought for sure the story about the dude blaming the cat for downloading child p0rn would make an appearance here this morning.

squib said...

MCL where's your blog gone?

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

I confess I missed that one, MCL.

wari lasi said...

The silence is getting a bit eerie

It's because I've been away Squib. I'm sure of that.

Mad Cat Lady said...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/deadlineusa/2009/aug/07/cat-download-child-pornography

Squib: my life is too boring at the moment - i got nothing to blog about - except for doom/gloom and one of my cats has disappeared probably eaten by dogs. Also when people start prefacing conversations with 'don't blog this', ya gotta figure that outlet is kind of dead. Do I still qualify as a mad cat lady when I only have eight cats?

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

You have eight cats, MCL?!

Fuckin' hell.

squib said...

Wari, of course!

MCL, I think when you start speaking in plural you automatically qualify as a mad cat lady :)

Mad Cat Lady said...

I don't really own them

I am being held hostage

Puss In Boots said...

MCL, I envy you. I only have one cat. Although the boy has agreed that we can get another one at Christmas. I've already contacted the breeder and put an order in! I can't wait to get a tiny little cute kitten!

Our short list of names is down to Fyodor, Nikolai and Dimitri (to go with our current Aleksandr). I want Fyodor, but the boy wants Dimitri, so I suspect it will end up being called Nikolai as a compromise.

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

Puss, I'd suggest "Trotsky".

Puss In Boots said...

Haha! I'll see what the boy thinks.

wari lasi said...

Puss, how about "kaikai bilong dog"?

eat my shorts said...

You can't name it Dimitri. Then when you call it you'll be saying "Here Dimmi, Dimmi, Dimmi!" and thus making your cat sound dumb. All the other cats will tease it.

Trotsky, however, doesn't need to be shortened (although it takes a bit more concentration to say "Here Trotsky, Trotsky, Trotsky" quickly, but who says you have to be in a hurry all the time?) So I reckon you guys should go with that. All the other cats will be heaps jealous and admire him muchly.