Константин Сонин (ksonin) wrote,
Константин Сонин
ksonin

All the western stars

Сегодня есть повод вспомнить строчки Альфреда Теннисона - с могилы Роберта Скотта, из "Двух капитанов", из биографии Бобби Кеннеди, из нового фильма про Бонда:

...'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
the sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down;
It may be that we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Though much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are---
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
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