There is a man haunts the forest that abuses our young plants with carving "Rosalind" on their barks; hangs odes upon hawthorns, and elegies on brambles; all, forsooth, deifying the name of Rosalind: if I could meet that fancy-monger, I would give him some good counsel, for he seems to have the quotidian of love upon him.
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Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy and transform our pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood.
Martin Luther King, Jr. -- Letter from a Birmingham Jail
The song was both haunting and joyful, the first few notes an elegy for the fading stars.