December 9th, 2003

breaking bad

Out flew the web and floated wide

A number of nominations for the saddest poem ever on the blogs today.

Mark Kleiman:

I, Lais,
dedicate this mirror to Aphrodite.
For it will not show me as I was,
and I will not look upon myself as I am.

Kieran Hardy nominates the lament of Andromache

Our child is still but a little fellow,
child of ill-fated parents, you and me.
How can he grow up to manhood?
Before that, the city shall be overthrown.

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