Here one shepherd is sighing, there another is lamenting; there love songs are heard, here despairing elegies.
I will buy some ewes and everything else requisite for the pastoral calling; and, I under the name of the shepherd Quixotize and thou as the shepherd Panzino, we will roam the woods and groves and meadows singing songs here, lamenting in elegies there, drinking of the crystal waters of the springs or limpid brooks or flowing rivers.
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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.