Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Full Fathom Five

Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were his eyes:
Nothing of him that doth fade,
But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange.
Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
Hark! now I hear them, - ding-dong bell.

Shakespeare, interpreted by Ralph Vaughan Williams

(For all those people who didn't make it across the Atlantic the other day. I cross it a fair bit and this is one of my biggest fears.)

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