To Those Who’ve Fail’d
TO those who’ve fail’d, in aspiration vast,
To unnam’d soldiers fallen in front on the lead,
To calm, devoted engineers – to over-ardent travelers – to pilots on
To many a lofty song and picture without recognition – I’d rear
High, high above the rest – To all cut off before their time,
Possess’d by some strange spirit of fire,
Quench’d by an early death.
Unnamed soldiers who got shot
The people who profited from the war and reconstruction
No one will know what really happened here
But I’m going to tell them
Everyone who thinks they’re all that and a bag of potato chips
Everyone who died in the war
They were all in a tizzy over the awesome that they were going to do
But then they didn’t
People think they know, but they have no idea. Kicking ass might seem like a good idea, until it’s your ass thats kicked. Truth.
The Bravest Soldiers
BRAVE, brave were the soldiers (high named to-day) who lived through
But the bravest press’d to the front and fell, unnamed, unknown.
People telling stories today about how brave they were back then may have just chilled in the back like wussies.
The real hard core guys died on the front lines.
A Font of Type
This latent mine – these unlaunch’d voices – passionate powers,
Wrath, argument, or praise, or comic leer, or prayer devout,
These ocean waves arousable to fury and to death,
Or sooth’d ease and sheeny sun and sleep,
Within the pallid slivers slumbering.
Typeface decision is very important in determining the tone of your message
But all of these typefaces have emotion, unlike Times New Roman, Regular, Size 12, Double Spaced. (Actually he mentions a size 8 and nothing about double spacing, but this is a modern reference to what he’s talking about.)
Ink being printed on a big printing press and drying…
…On white paper
Simplified Version: If you want to make your next paper look really nice, give some thought into the font. I personally recommend Garamond, or Baskerville if you have it.
Sea-beauty! stretch’d and basking!
And one the Atlantic’s wind caressing, fierce or gentle — mighty
hulls dark-gliding in the distance.
Isle of sweet brooks of drinking-water — healthy air and soil!
Isle of the salty shore and breeze and brine!