Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Possibly by A Lincoln

I recently read Ronald White's book A Lincoln. Truly a masterful biography from the true expert on the man. Made me think of this poem I read long ago, glad to find it still available online. Lincoln wrote several poems but this one is my favorite.


Here, where the lonely hooting owl
Sends forth his midnight moans,
Fierce wolves shall o'er my carcase growl,
Or buzzards pick my bones.

No fellow-man shall learn my fate,
Or where my ashes lie;
Unless by beasts drawn round their bait,
Or by the ravens' cry.

Yes! I've resolved the deed to do,
And this the place to do it:
This heart I'll rush a dagger through,
Though I in hell should rue it!

Hell! What is hell to one like me
Who pleasures never know;
By friends consigned to misery,
By hope deserted too?

To ease me of this power to think,
That through my bosom raves,
I'll headlong leap from hell's high brink,
And wallow in its waves.

Though devils yell, and burning chains
May waken long regret;
Their frightful screams, and piercing pains,
Will help me to forget.

Yes! I'm prepared, through endless night,
To take that fiery berth!
Think not with tales of hell to fright
Me, who am damn'd on earth!

Sweet steel! come forth from out your sheath,
And glist'ning, speak your powers;
Rip up the organs of my breath,
And draw my blood in showers!

I strike! It quivers in that heart
Which drives me to this end;
I draw and kiss the bloody dart,
My last—my only friend!


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Mysterious Sranger

A friend of mine had this on his Myspace page and I just thought it was too awsome not to steal for my own blog.

Stupid linear time

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sh*t, Shower, & Save

Here's how:
Place a wash basin under tub when adjusting water temperature for your shower. Then dump water directly into toilet and watch the flush happen w/o pressing the lever. That’s right; you just saved 6+ gallons of water. The water that normal flows uselessly down the tub drain has provided a free flush for your toilet. The wars of the future will be fought over and for water, so give a hoot and postpone the inevitable a bit longer.