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Beatnik's scratchpad

by Beatnik (Parson)
on Jun 02, 2004 at 00:19 UTC ( #358879=scratchpad: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

  • Sell Microsoft stock *grin*
  • Buy merlyn a beer
  • Pass exams
  • Get drivers license
  • Plan Aarschot.PM meeting
  • Write "Perl programming by bad examples"
  • Write Filter::Pascalesque
  • Write Source Filter talk for YAPC::Eu 2.00.2

The Reaper - Taras Shevchenko

Through the fields the reaper goes
Piling sheaves on sheaves in rows;
Hills, not sheaves, are these.
Where he passes howls the earth,
Howl the echoing seas.

All the night the reaper reaps,
Never stays his hands nor sleeps,
Reaping endlessly;
Whets his blade and passes on...
Hush, and let him be.
Hush, he cares not how men writhe
With naked hands against the scythe.
Wouldst thou hide in field or town?
Where thou art, there he will come;
He will reap thee down.

Serf and landlord,
Great and small;
Friendless wandering singer, - all,
All shall swell the sheaves that grow to mountains;

Even the Tsar shall go.
And me too the scythe shall find
Cowering alone behind
Bars of iron; swift and blind,
Strike, and pass, and leave me, stark
And forgotten in the dark.
Note to myself: let wmono and Ryszard know when Libellus gets on Sourceforge
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