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Yesterday, at a panel entitled "F*** your knight and the horse he rode in on", the question of social change through genre literature came up, and so I was appraised of the notion that I must make clear my political intent from the outset.

Therefore, I present you my manifesto as a writer.
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star,
We seek for slumbering trout
And whispering in their ears
Give them unquiet dreams;
Leaning softly out
From ferns that drop their tears
Over the young streams.

Thanks, peadarog, for informing me of the Waterboys origin, at least in music.

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asakiyume
Aug. 20th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
Is that your poem?

It is lovely. A wonderful manifesto.
barry_king
Aug. 20th, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
I wish. William Butler Yeats' The Stolen Child. Very beautifully rendered by Loreena McKennitt in the eighties. But she was apparently using the arrangement by the Waterboys.
asakiyume
Aug. 31st, 2011 04:26 am (UTC)
Both these versions are lovely--thank you so much for them.
peadarog
Aug. 24th, 2011 11:54 am (UTC)
You're welcome. Thanks for the tofu ;p
barry_king
Aug. 25th, 2011 10:36 pm (UTC)
All I can say is I'm glad it was you and not me that ordered it. We should have gone for vegan sushi, in retrospect.
peadarog
Aug. 26th, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
Yes! Good point. But I was grateful nonetheless :)
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