Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Ruin...

Wondrous is this masonry, shattered by the Fates.
The fortifications have given way, the buildings raised by
giants are crumbling. The roofs have collapsed ; the

towers are in ruins There is rime on the mortar. The

walls are rent and broken away, and have fallen, under-
mined by age. The owners and builders are perished and
gone, and have been held fast in the earth's embrace, the
ruthless clutch of the grave, while a hundred generations
of mankind have passed away.

-from 'The Ruin'