Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Rise in me

"Perish policy and cunning!
Perish all that fears the light!"

Ah, God! for a man of heart and hand,
Like some of the simple great ones gone
forever and forever by;
One still strong man in a blatant land,
Whatever they call him, what care I? ---
Aristocrat, democrat, autocrat, --- what care I? ---
One who can rule and dare not lie:
And ah, for a man to rise in me,
That the man I am may cease to be. ---- Tennyson

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