Monday, 4 May 2015
Apologises to Percy Bysshe Shelley
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "a vast bloc of stone
Stand in the the former lLabour Party HQ
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And faded promises of cold 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 ston these words appear:
'My name is Eddymandias Labour Leader :
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away"