Sunday, December 29, 2013

Scarydollmandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I met a traveler from an antique land...

Who (after being thrown into detox and completing his 12 steps) said: 
`Two vast and trunkless legs of wire
Lay amongst the whimsy. Near them, on the carpet,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose astonished expression,
And lipless palate, and sneer of open mouthed command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear --
"My name is Scarydollmandias, scary doll of scary dolls:
Stumble upon me, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level whimsy and missile toe stretch far away.' 

Scary Doll wishes you a Happy New Year and promises to frighten and startle you in Christmas of 2014!

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