Frabjous Times

Francis Scott Key scifaiku in time of strife

streaming near
Fear and Terror
and War gleaming red
Mars to Get Closer than Ever in Recorded History
And on the shield stood the fleet-footed horses of grim Ares made gold, and deadly Ares the spoil-winner himself. He held a spear in his hands and was urging on the footmen: he was red with blood as if he were slaying living men, and he stood in his chariot. Beside him stood Deimos (Fear) and Phobos (Flight), eager to plunge amidst the fighting men.Shield of Heracles 191
"To Anacreon in Heaven" — the original words to the melody
Originally published: 02-08-2003 18:51:12