October 2009 Archives

You did not come,
And marching Time drew on, and wore me numb.
Yet less for loss of your dear presence there
Than that I thus found lacking in your make
That high compassion which can overbear
Reluctance for pure lovingkindness' sake
Grieved I, when, as the hope-hour stroked its sum,
You did not come.

You love not me,
And love alone can lend you loyalty;
-I know and knew it. But, unto the store
Of human deeds divine in all but name,
Was it not worth a little hour or more
To add yet this: Once you, a woman, came
To soothe a time-torn man; even though it be
You love not me.

Lorem Ipsum

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I was preparing to populate a test database with some fake names, when I realized I was bored with the usual Jane Doe, Richard Roe, etc. I couldn't think of any other scheme to provide distinctive fake names. Then I had a flash of inspiration:

Lauren Ipsum
Dolores Sit
Ahmet Consectetur

At that point, I realized I wasn't going to get very far with this scheme either.

The Sword of Damocles

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When guilty Pomp the drawn sword sees
  Hung o'er her, richest feasts in vain
Strain their sweet juice her taste to please;
  No lutes, no singing birds again
Will bring her sleep.