I’ve always wanted to know what the lyrics to Queen’s theme song to the Highlander TV show would have been had Edgar Allan Poe written them. Surprisingly that totally (mostly) works as a poem about immortals.
The Immortal’s Lament
Here we are. Born to be kings. We’re the princes of the universe.
Set us on the coffin of our throne;
Keep you from the fervor of our tone—
Clasp this home in this ungainly joy!
Old Time to his eternal heart run!
Look on this world as thine own fire,
Tempting him with no wild desire,
Yet should my soul be an evil sun!
Keep a moon within a hope for light!
Dark was that that darkness and the night—
A dream of deep rest, of starry light,
Dark was that that darkness in the night!
Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe
COMPOSED IN VERSE BY VERSE
Is this an attempt to crush creativity, drive more derivative content, or omit originality from the vast wellspring of verse? Oh, it’s from Google - so all of the above.
Emily Dickinson completes Coleridge
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
a stately pleasure-dome decree;
Away you took a sea for dawn,
To take my measure from the sea.
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