La Belle Dame Sans Merci, La Belle Brigade, & Cats in Boxes

 

 

Best Experienced With:      Belle Brigade;   Losers

(Please right click on the link below to open the suggested background music in a new browser window.    You know who didn’t care about being smooth with women?   Keats.    And neutered cats.   In boxes)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkrC33xnw54

 

 

 

 

La Belle Dame Sans Merci   (Johnny Keats:  1795-1821)

Ah, what can ail thee, wretched wight,
Alone and palely loitering;
The sedge is wither’d from the lake,
And no birds sing.

Ah, what can ail thee, wretched wight,
So haggard and so woe-begone?
The squirrel’s granary is full,
And the harvest’s done.

I see a lily on thy brow,
With anguish moist and fever dew;
And on thy cheek a fading rose
Fast withereth too.

I met a lady in the meads
Full beautiful, a faery’s child;
Her hair was long, her foot was light,
And her eyes were wild.

I set her on my pacing steed,
And nothing else saw all day long;
For sideways would she lean, and sing
A faery’s song.

I made a garland for her head,
And bracelets too, and fragrant zone;
She look’d at me as she did love,
And made sweet moan.

She found me roots of relish sweet,
And honey wild, and manna dew;
And sure in language strange she said,
I love thee true.

She took me to her elfin grot,
And there she gaz’d and sighed deep,
And there I shut her wild sad eyes–
So kiss’d to sleep.

And there we slumber’d on the moss,
And there I dream’d, ah woe betide,
The latest dream I ever dream’d
On the cold hill side.

I saw pale kings, and princes too,
Pale warriors, death-pale were they all;
Who cry’d–“La belle Dame sans merci
Hath thee in thrall!”

I saw their starv’d lips in the gloam
With horrid warning gaped wide,
And I awoke, and found me here
On the cold hill side.

And this is why I sojourn here
Alone and palely loitering,
Though the sedge is wither’d from the lake,
And no birds sing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POP QUIZ:

Find Ceeeeeeatie, Deeeeeeeeeogie,, and Bruiser in this photo

You have four seconds

Do not be thrown by the lack of box

Trust your instincts

Go

 

 

Good night, Cassius……..

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