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The Surly Bonds of Earthby ack (Deacon)
|on Jul 19, 2008 at 00:58 UTC||Need Help??|
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth.
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Perlward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of regex-split $clouds -- and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of -- grep'ed ad map'ed and shifted
High in the pragmatic silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting @INC along, and flung
My eager objects through footless halls of methods...
Up, up the long, delirious, burning decompositions
I've topped the test-swept heights with easy grace
Where never tester nor even coder flew --
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanity of design,
Put out my psyche, and touched the face of Wall.
UPDATE: Note, this is taken from a now famous passage and I am not that author. I have just taken it and modified it towards a Perl bent. I don't recall the original author; but it is one of my favorite passages and this is not intended to in any way detract from that wonderful original.
ack Albuquerque, NM