Tuesday, January 22, 2008

He is Dead

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Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead...
                                                          - from WH Auden, Funeral Blues

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5 Comments:

Anonymous LGM said...

Oh come on. For goodness sake, bury the man and cease all this maudlin nonsense. He did a few things but he really was not all that important or impressive. in fact, there was a lot not to admire. Move on, please.

LGM

1/22/2008 11:54:00 am  
Blogger PC said...

I loved this one-liner from Peter Hillary's eulogy:

"My father," he said, "was the only man I knew who regularly travelled overseas with a prefabricated building in his baggage."

1/22/2008 12:03:00 pm  
Anonymous Robert said...

Contrary lgm, he did a lot of respect-worthy things. He deserves the respect that he has been awarded.
True, the media has been nothing more than a wet dribbiling mess on the subject of his death, but then again, it's not like our media ever gives us any worthwhile news anyway.

Tell me lgm, who do you think is a person worthwhile to give all this attention to?

1/22/2008 02:14:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LGM he did have some wonderful achievments - but never forget he was a SPORTING hero. NZers hate intellectuals.

The man chugging beer and munching pies in the public bar is our hero, you know.

Nice poem.

1/22/2008 03:36:00 pm  
Blogger ZenTiger said...

You are talking about Heath Ledger, aren't you?

1/24/2008 08:46:00 am  

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